I was out for a quick motor at lunch and this guy in a *beige Honda* pulls up next to me, laughing, and says, "Where's the rest of it?"
So I ask, "What more do I need?" Then step on the gas...
That's the first time anyone has said anything mean to me like that. I'm a little bummed, but I should feel for the guy... he's driving a *beige Honda* - possibly the most boring car on the face of the planet.
A guy and his two mates, in a bright red Holden Monaro asked me the same question...
"where's the rest of your car mate?"
To which I replied...
"At the other end of those corners!"
At which point, I proceeded to wipe the grin off his face with the nice view of the ***** end of my mini... He pulled up next to me afterwards and simply shook his head in disbelief! I burned off, satisfied.
In the past 2 days I have had similar things happen:
1. Sitting at traffic light in the slow lane (because I am a careful and courteous driver) and a burgundy corsa pulls up next to me, then the guy in the passenger seat looks at me and laughs. Quickly checked his car over, it was a corsa sport and knowing for a fact that I could wipe the floor with him......I did.
2. Driving home last night, just got onto the dual carriage way and some guy in I don't no what started arsin about, so I floored it, he had one of them really loud, and I could hear his turbo dump valve working when he changed gear, but I beat him.
Then someone in a golf GTI had a go, was a bit more difficult but I got him too.
I don`t normally do this, driving in towns I always keep the speed down, I was a boy racer about 10 years ago.
It never surprises me how many people on this planet need to get a life..
Nor does it surprise me that the most agressive, ignorant, screw the road rules drivers out there are always driving pieces of junk - I had a great one 2 days ago when an idiot in a beat up old Megane tried to overtake me when making a right turn at an intersection by driving on the wrong side of the road - basically he came up my drivers side and then tried to beat me around the corner - I let him, I wasn't about to damage my Mini because of this *sshole. Karma being what it is, he'll get his sooner or later.
On the flip-side the nicest compliments I've had about my Mini have come from people driving classic or modern sportscars that are worth way more £'s.
I had a couple of guys pull up next to me in a brand new Morgan at a gas station just after coming off the Eurotunnel recently and they were very interested in the Mini, we must have spent at least 15mins chatting about our vehicles and where in Europe we had just been.
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