KUALA LUMPUR: A standoff between two drivers has been slammed by netizens as folly.
Social media user Wong Kien Wai posted a video of the incident between him and another driver at an unspecified indoor parking lot.
Based on the video which appears to have been recorded via his car’s dashcam, the event happened this morning.
Wong was driving in a one-way lane when he saw an Axia coming from the opposite direction.
Wong refused to give way as the other driver was in the wrong.
Halfway through the unpleasant encounter, the driver of the Axia – a neatly dressed young man – got out of his car.
He took a picture of Wong’s car with his mobile phone before getting back into his car.
The standoff lasted more than three minutes before the driver of the Axia reversed his car.
Wong, in venting his frustration on Facebook, wrote: “Really dunno (don’t know) what made him think he should just stay there. He finally moved his car when there were more and more cars behind me. WB3659P, u (you) dress decently but act like (an) idiot.
As at press time, the video had gained 43,000 views with 146 shares.
Facebook users who commented on the video did not mince their words.
They noted that Wong could have easily avoided the standoff by moving his car to the left as the road was wide enough.
Andy Liu Chai Khun commented: “Both of you are funny. The road is wide enough for two vehicles, and why must u (you) stay in the middle.
Dharamweer Singh Chale said both drivers should throw away their licences and stop driving.
Other Facebook users commented that Wong should have tolerated the other driver.
They criticised him for being blindly self-righteous and making a big fuss of the incident by putting the dashcam recording on social media.
However, not all netizens are against him.
Facebook user CK Low wrote: The space is big enough for two cars but why must give way to that stupid Axia? The Axia driver should reverse his car but not asking everyone to reverse for his stupid act.
Low added that people who suggested Wong should give way probably had the same attitude as the Axia driver.