A video clip has gone ultra-viral on Chinese social media showing a strange stalemate that developed between an allegedly dickish driver and a fed-up toll booth attendant.
The video, shot at an expressway toll booth station in Fujian’s Nanping city, shows a driver holding out his card to a toll booth attendant who is also reaching out for the card from her booth. However, there is a gap of just a few inches between the two sides and both resolutely refuse to close it.
Reportedly, the two remained deadlocked for about a minute before the attendant withdrew her hand, slammed the window shut and got on the telephone.
Following an investigation into the incident, an expressway official has said that the attendant refused to reach out any farther for the card because she had been repeatedly teased by the driver who would pull the card back every time she tried to grab it, according to the Beijing News.
After hearing the attendant’s side of the story, Chinese netizens have quickly rallied to her defense while denouncing the driver, who does appear to be a giant jerk. One Weibo, some users are arguing that this kind of reaction was what the driver had been waiting for all along, which is why he was ready to record it.
[Images via Beijing News]
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