A couple of weeks ago I was walking across the carpark at the local shopping centre when I heard a vehicle being revved high again and again. Knowing what awful drivers people here in Alberta are, I made sure I knew which vehicle the racket was coming from and kept a close eye on it. I had a feeling that it was going to reverse out of its parking space at high speed and I didn't want to be in its path when that happened. Right enough, the driver suddenly slammed it into gear and shot out backwards from the space. He shot right into a car in the next section of the carpark. I reckoned he might try to drive off without leaving his details for the driver of the car he'd just hit, so like a good citizen I took down his number. The guy saw me and got out. He wanted to know what I was doing. I told him. He accused me of being a racist. Did I mention he was from Africa? It hadn't seemed important to me but it obviously was to him. By the way, suprisingly, there didn't seem to be any visible damage to the vehicle he hit.