A video of a woman scolding another driver for not using indicator lights even though the latter was driving straight on the road is gaining attention on Facebook
Facebook user Audrey Gan took to her profile to share the incident that happened on Tuesday, 25 January, at the Pantai Dalam toll on the New Pantai Expressway (NPE).
"Karen cari pasal (finding fault) with me. I don't know why she needed to stop and I don't know why she asked me to signal in my own lane. Use big car but brain small (sic)," she wrote.
According to Dictionary.com, 'Karen' is a pejorative slang term that describes an obnoxious, angry, and entitled woman — who is also often racist, middle-aged, and white — and uses her privilege to get her way or police other people's behaviours.
In the dashcam recording, Gan was seen approaching the Pantai Dalam toll in a Touch 'n Go lane when a black Toyota Hilux suddenly cuts in front of her from the left
Caught by surprise, Gan slammed the breaks and honked at the four-wheel drive.
In the 50-second clip, the Hilux then stopped in the middle of the road.
To Gan's amazement, the driver came down with a phone in her hand, walked deliberately towards her car, and asked in an accusing tone, "Where is your signal?!"
Outraged, Gan answered that she was driving straight in her lane and it was her, the 'Karen', who suddenly came in from the left.
"Why do I need to signal when I'm driving straight? You never learn how to drive is it?!" Gan raised her voice at the woman, who kept asking why she did not signal.
The video ended with Gan exclaiming that the incident was making her late, even though the Hilux driver looked as though she wanted to keep arguing.
To add more context, Gan said they were both in Touch 'n Go lanes
"People saying why I no give her enter my lane since she 'wrong lane' (sic), please look carefully. The lane beside me was also Touch 'n Go," she explained in an update on the video's caption.
"She wanted to enter my lane last minute because my line was shorter, she didn't want to wait behind the cement lorry. Don't justify stupid people's actions, please."
Speaking to SAYS, Gan added, "I thought she wanted to come down to scold me for honking [and] not letting her suddenly cut into my [lane]. But it took an unexpected turn."
The video has garnered over 44,000 views and hundreds of comments, with netizens criticising and laughing at the errant driver for her nerve to confront Gan despite being in the wrong.