When the mini cab arrived and I was going to load the car boot with shopping, the driver stopped me.
"There's no rush! Let me do it!" he said. "You just relax!"
As he was driving me home, he talked about how many "maniacs" there were on the roads and how everyone seems to be in a hurry these days. He said bus drivers were one of the worse culprits. The moment he said it, a bus pulled up in front of us and he had to brake suddenly.
"See what I mean?" he pointed to the bus. "Where's he rushing to?"
On another road we saw a BMW driving past. He told me to observe what was going to happen. He said the BMW is going to clock the police car ahead on the left and slow down, which the BMW did. As soon as the police car turned off the BMW sped off. My friend said he knew the BMW was going to do that.
"People on the road are crazy!" he said. "You have to be just as crazy to survive in this job."
"Do you have to join people in their crazy behaviour?" I said. "Surely, you can be in your peace?"
"Maybe we should swap jobs for one day and let you see what it's like," he said.
When he dropped me off I wished him peace.
As I see it, the easiest way to win any war is to not join the fight.
In other words, if you can't beat them, don't join them!
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