Having experienced politeness of motorists in north America, who without fail, gracefully gave way to pedestrians, whether on crossings or not ……and we usually acknowledged the patience of drivers….
……. D stopped to give way to a well- dressed woman in Canberra city this morning ( less than 24 hrs after arriving home)…..to be abused verbally, facially and with gestures to get ‘the f@$* out of her way and move on’, which he promptly and sadly did.
Ethical dilemma: if D sees her on a bus, does he offer her his seat?
PS. D thinks that ‘f@$*’ was what she was saying.