Why Barbados is developing Road Rage: Baxter’s Road is Conversation Dump – Minivans chat in congested Bridgetown area while drivers raise Blood Pressure
I always loved the part of the very first Star Wars film (now considered “Part 4“) when the spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi urges Luke Skywalker to discard the target system and just use the Force to send the bomb home which will marshmallow-krispie the Death Star and thus save the Rebellion from the clutches of the Empire.
However, as much as the movie may be seen as Fantasy, there were Pentagon studies which tried to create real Jedi Knights (Kevin Spacey, Ewan MacGregor (ironically enough), Jeff Bridges & George Clooney in ‘Men Who Stare At Goats‘ which is based on a TRUE story, truly!) and one aspect which I myself never dismissed was what Star Wars called the mind’s eye, when that little voice makes a reasonable suggestion and when you listen, then bounties unfold and when you pretend you didn’t hear? Catastrophes mushroom!
So as I was heading home after an assignment, my own Mind’s Eye suddenly murmured, “Whip out your camera or you’ll be sorry!” So I quickly slid out my Coolpix L20 and switched it on to Standby… Luckily, no accident but one could nearly have happened anyhow – as two minivans decide to stop and chat in the middle of Baxter’s Road… This is one of Bridgetown’s busiest thoroughfares in the Barbadian City! What a message to send for visitors, eh? Where were the Police?
As you can see in the pictures of this item, it was an amazing piece of jackass-ery, but the best part is? If I wanted to call the owner of B 195? Look at what number I see to dial? Isn’t that a contravention of Insurance standards now? But Road Tax for the average motorist is who gets jacked, and a draconian smoking ban is rammed down Bajans’ throats without Referendum… Minivan operators just imitate Ronald “Suki” King and do as they please…