It rained heavily yesterday evening. If you had read my previous post, the answer to your question would be "Yes, I washed my car yesterday morning". It looks like all the Government need to do is to pay me the car wash fees instead of spending thousands (of millions) on cloud-seeding fees.
Traffic was really bad yesterday. As predicted, whenever there is a heavy downpour accompanied by "kiling kolong piling palang" sounds from the sky, there will be flash floods here in Kuala Lumpur, the city of the Petronas Twin Towers. I think most KLites are quite immune to flash floods already. It has become quite a norm rather than a rarity in a city which boasts the (used to be) tallest buildings in the world, tallest flagpole in the world (is it still the tallest?) and other forgettable number ones in the world.
It is no wonder that traffic comes to a standstill at some areas in the city whenever there is a heavy downpour and it gets worst when there are flash floods. My wife took 1 1/2 hours to get to my parent's place when the usual journey time can be as short as 15 minutes on a Sunday morning.
Authorities have blamed flash floods on "freakish weather". Spend a couple of billion ringgit to create tunnels and flyovers and such. That should do the trick.
But I really suspect, mother nature is not all to blame. These motorists are also to be blamed.
Do you notice that these drivers who stop in yellow boxes usually pretend not to see you or the motorists which they are blocking? They just gaze ahead at the long queue of vehicles in front of them as if it is the first time they saw the existence of the long queue. Perhaps they are practising some magic gaze to move the vehicles away.
The authorities should just erase the yellow boxes. Nobody follows the rule that you are not supposed to stop or cause an obstruction in a yellow box. That goes for the zebra crossings as well. We don't recognise them maybe because zebras did not originate from this country. Stripes on roads do not make any sense or purpose.
Or perhaps, we should blame the police for not enforcing the rules. Who's to be blamed?
Welcome to Malaysia where the blame game rules!