Over the last couple of months I’ve been harbouring feelings of ill will towards tradies. Presumably, they are all male, driving at breakneck speeds early in the morning in utes, vans and 4WDs along my local ride, early in the morning. Whilst MMT realises that every working ‘person’…(let’s see if I’ve hit the right tone of political correctness ;-)…has an obligation to arrive at work on time, he wonders whether it is necessary to speed at 20 or 30 km/h above the speed limit to get there. As there is no police presence at that time of the morning they get away with it, almost every single time.
So I’ve been harbouring feelings of ill which had started to develop into a full blown revenge fantasy. It involves a bit of tweaking to a scene from ‘Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story’. The scene involves the aging, wheelchair-bound Patches, who volunteers to coach the Average Joes dodgeball team. Patches’ training regimen includes throwing wrenches at the team members (“If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball!”).
I imagine riding along, pulling a wrench out of my jersey pocket and throwing through the back window of a ute that has just illegally sped by. The wrench shatters the back window and hits the bogan dickhead in the back of the head with a satisfying ‘thwok’. Yes its a bit juvenile and cartoon-ish in a Super Mario way, but goddamnit it brings an evil smile to my face every time.
Revenge fantasies never come true, which is probably best for the continued existence of our society. In reality, the chances of MMT throwing a spanner that accurately at a speeding ute is pretty much zero. Its much more likely MMT would overbalance and donate a lot of skin and possibly bone to the ashpalt. Then one day coming back from Truman on a coffee run, I saw this and laughed my ass off.
This is poetry and karma sweetly connected in the form of a wheel clamp. I would have loved to have seen the face of the dickhead bogan ute owner, just after he discovered this. Just to be clear the Sherrif’s Department has the right to do this, under the Infringements Act 2006, when a vehicle owner has an outstanding infringement warrant…possibly for something like not paying speeding fines 😉
So here’s to karma, ride safe in the knowledge that there is one less dickhead on the road.