Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

It Was Dog Eat Dog in Traffic

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

It Was Dog Eat Dog in Traffic

Article excerpt

LORIS

WALL

Columnist

loris.wall@dailymercury.com.au

TAKE your turn. ItCOs one of the very first lessons we learn in life Co so how come itCOs the first thing that goes out the window when usually polite people are stuck in a traffic jam?

ThatCOs what I wanted to leap out of my car and ask the drivers ungraciously pushing their way out of Caneland car park last Friday afternoon. But it was every man for himself.

It had been a fairly pleasant day until that point. After a few hours of Christmas shopping I returned to what had been a sparsely populated second level to find it packed and a long queue of cars inching towards the exit.

Not too concerned, I stopped along the way to let other drivers into the line-up as horns tooted angrily behind me.

And the parking gods smiled. …

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