House Drivers

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I always have this tendency when I’m driving to get ahead or move away from traffic if I can, and if I can’t I go with the flow. I’m an aggressive driver but I make sure not to endanger the people around me like idiots especially in the mornings when there are families or drivers taking the kids to school. I don’t really worry about myself as much as I worry about doing something stupid that could injure a kid or do something worse. Even if I’m in a hurry I try to find a way around just to minimize the risk of something bad happening. I get really pissed off at these drivers that think they are McLaren on the damn road and they do something that causes this car full of kids to swerve or become scared. I chase after them sometimes and get in their way to see what they would do, at that point sometimes I become overly aggressive. It isn’t always the best solution but I do get worked up.

Now the when it comes to drivers its a different issue, some families trust drivers with their kids unconditionally. You don’t really know what the driver is doing until you see what they do, and when it is to do with my family I tend to grill the driver or to do other things to check them. I would make sure they know what are the parameters of what they can do when driving with the kids and what they can do, and also the consequences of anything stupid they do. I’m a fireball when it comes to kids, and I’m even worse when it has to do with my families kids, be it niece, nephew, cousin, or friends child. I’m just as protective, and I rarely get angry but when it comes to them my blood boils and all I want to do is rip the guys’ throat out if he does something stupid to put them in danger.

(This is a bit long)

What got me going was basically an incident that took place a yesterday, I was driving back home to work and I was only a couple of kilometers away. There was one light left until the road is clear all the way home. I was driving faster then the crowd as usual and I’m in the middle lane. It is a three lane wide road and I see a minivan to my right going faster then me and the light was red. I was going 120 kph in a 80 kph so I was wondering how fast that guy was going to catch up with me and then he was breaking hard. I thought nothing of it since he could do as he wants, we are the first cars to the light. I stopped just at the light, and this guy was braking hard but he passed the light a bit and I suddenly saw kids in the back seat of the minivan fall off and their nanny’s acting as if nothing happened. I went ballistic, I put down my window and started shouting at the guy. I got out of my car at the point and the light just got red so I knew I had a lot of time, I told the driver to get out and I started shouting at him. One kid bumped her head and she was holding where she bumped it, the other child in the back managed to avoid getting hurt. The driver was saying sorry, and I said that wasn’t good enough. I told him drive home, I don’t care if this has nothing to do with me I was pissed and felt that something else had to be done. He was scared to death and I knew it, he was lucky I didn’t kill him right then and there, his apologizes were so insincere and I could feel he just wanted to get out of trouble. I made him drive home while I followed him, the kids were afraid of me as well but I told them t go inside the house and I told the nannies to tell the father to come out. I kept the driver outside waiting next to me, he couldn’t even look me in the eye. The man came out and he was in his mid-thirties and he saw his driver standing next to me, he said “khair okhooy?” basically meaning “is something wrong?”

Then I thanked him for coming out and I was so outraged by what the driver did that I couldn’t just let it be. I gave him the exact breakdown of what happened less then 1 kilometer away from his home. I told him this is all I can do as concerned person because I saw what happened to his children, it is up to him to do what he sees fit. He thanked me, but I was still boiling, if it was my kids I don’t even know what my reaction would be. The one thing I’m happy about is I could see that what I said had a reaction in him, and I could see it in his eyes. What ever punishment he sees fit is none of my business at this point, I even think I went into someone else’s business but I couldn’t just let that type of situation go like that. I know that if he wasn’t someone who had some good sense they could have been rude to me one way or another, but that was a risk I was willing to take. The only funny part was that I didn’t ask for his name and I didn’t for his, but the little girl’s name who hurt herself was Farah and she had a cute smile.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

19 Comments

  1. Carlsb3rg

    I wouldn’t say i’m an aggressive driver, but I’m a pissed off driver. Just last night, the street behind Al-Fanar (where you enter to the basement parking) there was this car, Mercedes E-Class. It was standing right in the middle of the road with the emergency lights on. I thought the car broke down. So I barely drove around it since it’s a narrow one way road. When I was beside him, I looked over at him and he was an Indian driver.. okay no problem till now. But to find out seconds later that he parked in the middle of the road and blocked it to PICK UP someone, that really pissed me off! I opened the window and made him now how fucking stupid he is. I should also have told the woman he was waiting for how fucking stupid she is.

  2. You know, yesterday I was thinking about a similar thing. I was askin myself what I’d do if someone had done something totally wrong, would I follow them.. and then what! I’m not used to confrontations but like you said something sometimes has to be done and said!

  3. what if the driver was the parent ?!

    what piss me most seeing children seated on the drivers lap or in the front/back seat with no seat belt or nothing,, any hard braking would make this kid fly out of the windshield! this is fcking stupid

    when i take my nephew/niece for a drive,, i don’t start the car until they are all buckled (in the back seat)

    but what u did was really amazing,, i’ll never do it coz i did it couple of times (simpler way) and i was disappointed (-_-) “

  4. So please tell me you buckle your family kids into the car, and that you wear a seat belt, too, to set the good example for them. ;-)

  5. Kuwaitis don’t even believe in the concept of ‘Children’s car seats’. They leave their kids to bounce around the car like crazy because they’re idiots and some are as stupid as driving with their kids in the driver seat. They expect the nannies to look after them while they drive and those are not even nannies they’re psychologically disturbed maids with past agendas that we’re infesting our houses with.

    Abroad, children are expected to sit in car seats until they’re 10 years old for their own protection and not allowed to sit in front and are fined if they do so, which should be implimented in Kuwait in addition to rating movies. What do they do instead? They make fun of you if you try to do the right thing. I was lectured by a mad woman for strapping my own nephew with a safety belt in a shopping department- that’s how pathetic they are. Mothers lock their bedroom doors when they leave the house fearing Mary or Kumar might steal their precious jewelry but they’re not quite as concerned whether Kumar or Mary might molest or torture their kids.

    Child upbringing and relationship education is ZERO in this country and it should stop! Read people! Read for God’s sake. Get certified nannies even if they cost more, put security cameras in your f#[email protected]# houses and THINK before you let your kids wander around the streets after 8 pm which should be past their bed times. Bas fa’6yeen 7ag il 7aflat wi6al3at wil fake aristocracy. The result are screwed up kids that end up as screwed up adults and screwed up citizens that are ruining this country with no sense of responsibility or manners! Then they go and get married and procreate their own screwed up famlies. This is the vicious cycle.

    Sorry for the long post but shai i2arif i9ara7a…

  6. Zabo0o6a

    You have such a kind heart marzouq, if world had 2 more perople of u it certainely be a better world :)

  7. I don’t put kids in my car .. I should put in a 6point seat belt.

  8. Zabo0o6a, there are already 2 more. One is Mark other is K! lol..:P

  9. I think that was a great deed, although whatever this guy will do will not help the situation. Indians drivers are becoming more and more hazardous on the roads, I was about to be run down on my bike by a moron last time trying to show off to his friends. I made him pull to the side and he came out with this smile and sorry which resulted in a slap in the face to wipe his smirk, damn it felt good.

  10. i wish there were more ppl like you! if drivers new ma7ad ra7 yaskit 3anhum hurting kids then they would be a lot more careful
    Thank u for caring!

  11. jewaira

    Just yesterday as I was doing a u=turn onto 4th ring road, a huge bus on the shoulder decided to stop (not at a bus stop) and pick up a guy who came running waving frantically. It caused a sudden break in the traffic and some disruption. A responsible action would have been to take the number of the bus and report the driver.

    What you did was risky interference but necessary. With the way people are driving these days, with an increasing disregard for traffic rules and the laws, your interference might make the driver more responsible.

  12. Hmm… What you did was in my opinion, was noble but you went about it the wrong way (or so I think). From what you told us, the driver sounds like an idiot but there’s a shitload of idiots (including parents) out on the road. Yelling at him and whatnot was not the best answer. It might make him resentful at being told off by a total stranger therefore making him defiant which puts the kids in even more danger. As for following him home and talking to the children’s father… Well? Did you stop to think that the father might fire the driver? Or worse, beat him up? Maybe even skip this month’s salary? Some people might say that the driver would only be getting his just deserts but think about it. When the driver sped, he wasn’t endangering the children’s lives only. He was putting his own in danger, as well. Yes, he’s an idiot but we’ve already established that. Maybe he’s ignorant, and just doesn’t know any better. That doesn’t make him any worse than most ignorant idiots on the road. By the by, if it sounds like I’m defending the driver, I’m not. I’m just saying put yourself in his shoes. If you were as ignorant, and did the same thing, what would you prefer happen to you?

    The solution? I have none. So, to recap, what you did was hella’ cool but could’ve been… I don’t know. Better executed? *shrugs* Sorry if it seems like I’m attacking you, but actually, I’m quite fond of you, and I tried to be as tactful (which I’m very not) as possible.

  13. Carlsb3rg: I know its annoying when they take no consideration for anyone else on the street and that drives me nuts!

    Laialy: looool!

    N: Yeah, sometimes I will confront when I need to and I have no problems doing that!

    Chirp: It was necessary!

    Mark: Next time, bat!

    vampire: It drives me nuts but I can’t do anything about it when its the parents! I know exactly what you mean!

    Intlxpatr: I do buckle the kids, but in my case I take a decision to not wear the seat belt if it gets annoying! lol!

    Missy: I totally understand where you are coming from, its ridiculous that things are going this way and families aren’t taking care of their responsibilites!

    Zabo0o6a: lol! Thanks, but there isn’t space for two of me!

    K: I down with that!

    MpJs: Your kidding right?

    Hellraiser: Fantastic and well done!!! I would have done the same, or punched with my carbon fiber glove!

    eshda3wa: shinsawy and if their parents don’t care there is nothing that can be done!

    jewaira: sometimes taking things like this to the extreme is necessary! I usually don’t interfere but in this case it was just overboard!

    DnG: I don’t think your attacking me! lol! I can understand where you are coming from but a lot of people lack reason and that driver was one of them. And in this case there is no way not to shout after seeing what happened to the children. Like I said if he was endangering himself I wouldn’t give a damn, but since its the kids its different and something had to be done. I thought about all those consequences and went through with my actions because what I saw warranted it. His punishment is up to that person and if he is wronged it wouldn’t be from me it would be from his employer. I don’t take responsibility for the employer’s actions but the only part that really mattered in my opinion at that point was the kids. If he isn’t diligent or smart enough to know his mistakes then maybe he isn’t supposed to be a driver. I just take the tough road like that.

  14. The fact that the child in the back got hurt by bumping her head due to the force of the braking justified any actions you took.. and I commend you for all that you did.. It’s time those idiots were taught better on how to drive!

  15. Jacqui: That is the only thing to do when the driver doesn’t work for you!

  16. Silver Surfer

    So from what they would do you will do and see what they will do and then they do what you do if you do what they have done ?

    Man you were doing al lot LOL

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