We have pretty much all had this experience at some time or other in some form. You are driving along a narrow road that has just one lane of traffic each way. The direction you are traveling in is jammed with very slow-moving traffic while the other lane for cars going in the opposite direction is empty. What do you do? If you are a normal person and not a jerk, you put it down to the vagaries of life and continue to crawl along.
But every so often there will be someone who thinks, “Hey, I can get to my destination much faster by shifting to the other lane!” and they will zip past you. In this video we what can happen as the driver of such a car is forced to go slowly in reverse down a narrow winding mountain road when faced with oncoming traffic, as any idiot could have predicted would happen. (If you cannot see the embedded video, click here.)
Now here’s the question: Would you create space to allow her to get back in your lane or would you let her continue the humiliating reversing?
I must admit I would be torn between wanting to let that driver learn a valuable lesson by suffering for her act of irresponsibility, and feeling sorry for the line of people blocked by her who, through no fault of their own, are now forced to crawl because of it.