Lynfield has its own little dragstrip at the traffic lights on Hillsborough Road near Countdown. The two lanes merge into one and plenty of jostling goes on in the evening rush hour as people head home. Sometimes patience runs low as drivers hunker down for the crawl to Blockhouse Bay.
Nathan Pene from Titirangi recently managed to offend a driver who eventually stopped and confronted him at the roundabout on Portage Rd and Kinross St. As Nathan put it the other driver had a few kilometres and “5 minutes to get all red faced and steamy”.
Nathan posted this on Facebook:
“If anyone knows the little angry chap driving a funny looking 2 door silver car registration plate xxxxxx please advise him this is my Facebook page and he can PM me to meet up and have a cup of tea and I'll teach him how to merge lanes properly, like a zip.
Or pass on my message.
Little angry man you got out of your car to come and talk to me at the roundabout by Green Bay looking perturbed and muttering something to do with the freight industry ..... truck you or trucking tanker or trucking are soul.
You jumped back in your car so fast when I got out of my car to meet you half way and I unfortunately didn't get to take in your message.
Me being 6ft 4 and you only 5ft 6 I think I might have scared you a tad. I kind of think you realised your mouth was moving faster than your brain.
Anyway I'm free to meet up with you all weekend and I know your car now so I'm happy to raise the topic when we meet again.
Safer communities together”
It would be great to hear from the other driver but he has yet to respond to Nathan’s invitation. Nathan is a bit of a gentle giant. He says he has never thrown a punch or had a speeding ticket. He prefers to live peacefully and he grows flowers, despite, as he says, the other driver “May have suggested that my mother was a trucker too”.