29 May 2013
My first reaction was " no way". They look stupid and I can just turn my head, and they will get in the way, and the dork factor is high.
My friend Sekiji ordered one and gave it to me as a gift. Despite the high dork factor I felt obligated to try it. The first few days I could hardly see anything in it, and the few moments I did see something in the mirror it didn't seem to help.
Sekiji advised me to keep trying . After about a week I got the hang of it and started to use it. After a month I started to depend upon it to know what is going on behind me, and turn around much less.
People notice it like crazy and comment. Like today, I was sitting at a traffic light to turn right. The cars going straight got the green light and a matatu mini bus starts beeping behind me and not going straight. I look over and the whole bus is looking at me and laughing and I hear "side mirror".
If you read some of the old posts I want to blend into the scenery and not be visible and noticed. the mirror is small so it surprises me how many people notice it, and thus how many people are checking me out. It is enough I consider ditching the mirror.
So what do I do?