I have always heard that certain drivers of certain cars can be prone to displaying unsavoury characteristics… The other day I was in the car heading to the shops when I saw some typical ‘Porsche’ behaviour…
I have to say at this point that the driver was, unsurprisingly, male and was, unsurprisingly, short-fused.
The roads were quite busy as they went from two lanes into one. The car in front (a small hatchback – I think it was a Fiat Punto) was going along nicely when the Porsche flew up beside us and tried to push in front of the Fiat driver. The Fiat driver was having non of it as they clearly didn’t like being cut up so aggressively. We expected the Porsche driver to ease back and slot in front of us – but no… He slammed forward full speed and tried to get even further ahead. When that didn’t work he swerved to bully his way in front of the Fiat driver once again.
By this point we were so impressed with the Fiat driver. It was a ‘David and Goliath’ moment and boy we wanted David to win this battle too. The people in the Fiat kept their cool and drove on. The Porsche driver’s ego was dented and he – was – FURIOUS! Next he swung in right behind the Fiat and beeped the horn then swung his fists about. The toys were well and truly out of the pram by this moment.
Our cars arrived at a set of traffic lights. The Fiat was directly in front of us again (driven by a couple in their early 60s) and the Porsche pulled up right beside them. The 30-something, Porsche driver, leaned over his ‘girlfriend’ (I hope she had more taste than to have married him) and he started yelling, cursing and sticking his fingers up at the couple. I was stunned. I couldn’t believe that he actually thought he was right. I couldn’t believe that he was so easily and so quickly enraged. He was so caught up in the moment that he didn’t realise that he was making a total pr*ck of himself (excuse my language, but he really was…). He hasn’t happy until he’d ranted at them. The couple stayed so calm and ignored him. Brilliant!
Go Fiat couple! You guys made my day!
So, next time you all see a Porsche driver, think about my story… You may also like the little joke below.
This blonde looking for work sees a sign on a house: “PAINTER WANTED.” So she goes to the house and knocks on the door, telling the owner, “I’m here for the paint job.”
“OK.” The guys hands her a couple of cans of latex. “Here’s the paint. I want you to paint the porch.”
She says, “No problem,” gets the paint and sets off to work. It’s not very long until she knocks on the door again. “All finished.”
Handing over the money, the owner exclaims, “That didn’t take very long!”
“I even gave it two coats,” she says, pocketing the money. “And oh, by the way, it’s not a Porch, it’s a Ferrari.”
It’s not hard to find websites and pictures mocking Porsche drivers – they’ve clearly made a rod for their own back. Here’s a good one for you.