Wednesday, August 18, 2010
15 seconds of my ride to school yesterday in slow motion detail:
This is what happened in just about 15 seconds or so on my uneventful ride to school on my little yellow bike: I was riding my bike to school with the traffic going into the city. I had two lanes of traffic on my right staying in the slow lane, where there were cars parked. Sometimes I have to go through small gaps between the parked cars and the traffic avoiding the parked car doors opening randomly. I was doing this when a motorbike decided to drive on the wrong side of the road (not uncommon) towards me in this little gap. So we both slowed down to avoid hitting each other and to figure out how to maneuver around each other without going out into the traffic. While this was happening in that same moment a little dog ran up barking and it seemed he was trying to bite my foot off. I yelled at the dog, went around the motorbike and continued... Thinking hmmm it looks like it might rain.. Like nothing just happened. Just another 15 seconds of the life here in Thailand.