I could not understand what was in the the car driver’s mind.
Searching for a parking space at a large neighborhood shopping center last night, I noticed a car about to reverse. Its rear night lights were on, its white reverse lights were also on. I stopped 2 car lengths from that car. I waited. Strangely, the reverse lights went off. The night lights were still on.
I waited nearly one minute. Nothing. So I moved on looking for another space. After moving scarcely 3 car lengths away from that car, I saw in the rear view mirror the car reversed out of the parking space. Hmmm, maybe the car driver was waiting for me to move on so that I would NOT get the place where he was about to move out from.
In another country that I had just returned from, a blonde lady walking in a parking lot to her car saw my car moving slowly seemingly looking for a parking space. She waved to me and pointed to her car. I got the message. She was about to get into her car and drive away, and offered me to take her place in the parking lot. I waved back, something of a thank you and no, I was just passing through.
We call ourselves gentle people of the east, and yet some of us behave like uncouth people from uncivilized nowhere.