Wednesday, August 16, 2006


What is it with them?

Is there a competition to see who can cause the most disruption to other road users?

The other day I was late to work because there was a tractor ahead of me.

Not satisfied with the convoy building up behind him (several cars and me on my motorbike), the driver, when faced with a passing point in the road choose to attempt a three point turn rather than pulling over and letting us past. Thus blocking both sides of the road for an extra five minutes.

The only way he could have scored a few more points was by waiting for a junction where he could try for three or four roads.

Does this sport exist? Is it a hotbed of betrayal, deceit and murder? Or even romance? Do unlikely challengers triumph against the odds? Is there an anti-tractor league attempting to get this noble sport banned? Should there be?

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