I might not have mentioned that i’m clinically addicted to bejeweled2 on my itouch. I truly am and i admit to needing some professional help. I play with it any free moment i have, and some moments that arent so free.
A few days ago, i leave work and ask the driver to go to a nearby client’s office to pick up a check. When he pulls over bu the building’s side entrance, I cant tear my eyes off my game (it was a crucial few moments) so i ask him to go up to the 1st floor and give them this CD, where the lady will give him an envelope too. So he goes up, and a minute or two later, i hear him getting back in the driver’s seat again. I pause my game and look up, thinking, “that’s odd, that was a bit too fast” only to be confronted with the back of a RED SHUMAGH (saudi men’s head gear) in the seat in front of me!!!!
I was speechless. Everything seemed to be moving super-fast, only i was operating in a sluggish speed. The stranger puts the car in gear while a blurt out (naively thinking maybe he made a mistake and got in the wrong car) “HEY!! What Do you thing you’re doing??!!!” (in Arabic, naturally).
He Ignores me
I yell and bang on his chair “What is WRONG with you??!!” “STOP!”
he starts driving the car, saying “I’m moving the car”
I told him : “you DO NOT get in people’s cars to move them! Especially without permission! if you have a problem with where the car is parked you tell me and I will move it, not you!!! STOP NOW AND GET OUT!” This was feeling so surreal by now…
He grumbles back “if you had any manners you wouldn’t have let him park here” He stops the car (he only drove it a few meters ahead) and gets out.
by then i was fuming, If IIIIII had any manners??!!! so now I’m liable for my driver’s inability to park in an empty area??!! I wasn’t paying attention to see if he blocked anyone, a. I stopped doing that because I’d wind up with high blood pressure if I tried to be a backseat driver. and b, big deal! have some manners I was barely there for three minutes!
All that was in my head, I get a look at his face for the 1st time when left my car, and was surprised to see an old man, in his 60s maybe, with a white mustache and blue thobe. he’s angrily marching towards his Grey CLS -class Mercedes when i get over some of my shock, open my door and yell out “If you have a problem you talk to ME, I move MY car, not YOU!” and slam my door shut. He looks at me like I’m a crazy idiot.
I was so angry, I was shaking, anger receded to be replaced by fear. I realized i was afraid. This could have been anyone, anything, and he treated me like an invalid child that could just be picked up and driven off with. No respect. I was lucky he wasn’t a criminal.
Should i make sure my driver locks all doors if I’m ever left in the car?? I already make sure the back doors are always locked, but i cant control the front ones. I keep on thinking why didn’t I attack HIM??!!! I could have, but didn’t. That would have taught him a lesson. i wish i did. I did fleetingly think i should write his license plate down… but then i was like “why bother? who’s gonna do anything about it”??
I’m thinking of going back there again, he probably works in that office, all i need to do is wait for him to go back to his car again… could i report such a thing??
I dunno. Am i being too dramatic?