Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Traffic

I have to go to office by myself today. My husband need to bring the car for a check out, we will need it to go home this Aidil Fitri.
So I go on a motorbike. Its nothing new to me. I used to do when I was in college. But it was about 10 years ago. I haven't ride by my self for at least 8 years. That's since I got married, coz why should I if my husband can drive me anywhere?
Traffic is horrible now. I started me trip by coming out the street into the road, and a bus horn on me. Then a big truck pass by so close to me, and so fast I almost fly...
It's o so crowded. In some jam point I needed to put one of my feet on the ground, sometimes both. Its like walking with your butt on a saddle. My distance with other vehicles is between 20-50 centimeters. If I go little faster, I will hit the vehicle in front of me. If I go slower, somebody behind might hit me.
I horned at least 10 times to people who passed or crossed crazily, as many as my self horned by other. I didn't ride recklessly, I was just too careful, so ride slowly, that people think I was too slow and stand in their way...

How long the traffic is gonne be like this?

I dream of a transportation system... With busways... and subways... and monorail...
And everybody go anywhere by public transportation, and not fullfill the road with their own, like what's happening now.

I got in my office 10 minutes slower then I usually did, when I go with my husband.

Alhamdulillah I could make it, it was such an adventure.