For the first time in 46 years I lost my temper in public. I am not proud of the tones I used or how I showed my anger but I was amazed both at what happened and the response my anger got.
I was teaching Miss Whaleoil to drive. Her second ever lesson. We were using a park that has internal roads. Where the park road joins the main road you can turn right then right immediately again onto a short curved road that buses use in order to easily turn. This links back onto the park road again. It is only about 30-40metres in length.
The existence of this road makes it easy for learners using the park to do a continuous loop, up and down the park’s internal roads.
We had used it a number of times and as we turned into it there was no bus to be seen. Before leaving this short curved road my daughter gave way and indicated left as it was her intention to turn left onto the Park road. At this point a bus pulled in behind us and honked the horn.
I told my daughter to stay calm (ironic I know, given what happened next ) and just before she pulled out I told her to wait as two very slow, elderly people were crossing the road to her left in order to head towards the bus. The bus driver could clearly see this and that our indicator light was indicating left ( ie we were not parked ) but she honked the horn a second time.