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Friday, November 17, 2006

Vroom Vroom

This morning on the way to work, in the space of five minutes, I saw not one, but TWO of these magnificent beasts, a red one and a yellow one.

And I couldn't help but laugh. Here we were, sitting in traffic, at times moving at a snail's pace. It's not like they could ever be driven properly anyway, the maximum speed limit is 50kph (30mph) in the urban areas and only up to 100kph (50mph) on our highways, of which there aren't many.

Just sitting idling, waiting for the traffic light to change, I could not only hear the ferocity of that engine, but I could feel its power vibrating down into the road surface and then up into the taxi, along the backs of my thighs. Yes, a VERY nice feeling!!

But it was all I could do not to laugh at the absurdity of owning a car like that here, where gridlock is the order of the day during rush hour. And I've seen both cars before, they take a similar route to me - a five minute drive to work and a 10-15 minute drive home. In traffic. Heavy traffic at times.

What a waste.

By the way, is it true that the red ones go faster?


Miranda said...

OMG you should of waved....I didnt see you, as I putted by. I was the girl in the red car. I know I really hate gridlock. lol

Steve said...

The red ones get the most speeding tickets! :)

Sunny Delight said...

lol I do have to wonder at what people spend their money on to make a show at "prestige" what kind of fun can it be in the gridlock you describe?

Have to agree with Steve....my VW is red and I have been pulled over more in it than many other vehicles I have driven....dunno why...it is not as if I drive really fast or anything..hehe


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