2 Ferbruary, 2009
Personal Reflection Paper
One day in the summer of 2007 I was visiting some friends in Canada. It was pouring rain and it was relatively late since we had been out all day. I was sitting in the back seat of my friend’s car between two other friends on the way home after we had just finished eating out at a restaurant. As we were stopped at a traffic light, a car pulled up on our right and the driver revved his engine indicating that he wanted to race. My friend Marko was driving and with his three speeding tickets its apparent he loves to drive fast. Marko always accepts a race regardless of what the weather conditions are like. He looked at the other driver through the pouring rain, smiled, and he revved his engine in return indicating that he accepts the challenge. There were a total of five of us in the car all excited to see what takes place.
My friend was driving his father’s 2007 BMW 550i and the car that wanted to race us was a Ford Mustang. Both cars have very powerful V8 engines with a lot of horsepower. In anticipation of the light turning green, each car slowly inched forward with each driver ready to stomp down on the accelerator the moment the light turns green. As soon as the light switched over from red to green, Marko and the driver in the Mustang stomped on the accelerator and due to the slick roads, the tires momentarily spun in the same spot. As soon as the tires got some traction, the cars accelerated rapidly. Because the BMW had more power than the Mustang, we were all cheering due to the fact that we were beating the other driver.
This same cycle continued from traffic light to traffic light. As we were waiting for the current traffic light we were standing at to turn green, a car pulled out into our lane from a gas station on the other side of the traffic light. Since oncoming traffic was very minimal, Marko mentioned that he will go into the oncoming traffic lane and pass the car that pulled...