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Shocked by a courteous driver

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OPINION: It had been one of those mornings. I had gone into the city with a list of things to do and, after a series of major setbacks, decided to pack it in.

I got into the car and took off, wincing at the sound of high-pitched squeals. Even though the garage had sworn to have fixed the problem, there it was again, the sound drawing unwelcome attention.

Squealing like a stuck pig, I turned right into a busy three-lane one-way street. I wanted to get over to the far right line, to make a right-hand turn. I began the manoeuvre pulling out ahead of the car to the right of me, but at the critical moment lost my nerve and had to pull back into the lane.

I cringed at my own ineptitude, putting one hand to my head and shaking it as I felt the guy I had pulled out in front of staring at me. I studiously avoided his gaze........

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