Day 6 of "2013 Ultimate Blog Challenge" : When I Drove A Car
The inspiration for today's post goes to SuKu of Sukupedia (http://sunitakurup.blogspot.in/2013/07/driving-challenge-ultimate-blog.html). While her lone driving lesson ended in a complete disaster, I was a little more fortunate. Only slightly little more, mind you.
I had all of two driving lessons, one in the park and one in mild traffic. The one in the park went off quite well. I had the car in complete control (in first gear, as I could never remember to change it to 2nd gear), and could even make that perfect '8' in reverse! A really small '8' too! A feat that even many experienced drivers can't manage!
The lesson in traffic, on the other hand, almost caused a minor heart attack to my "instructor". Why? Ahem. You see, 'yours truly' apparently couldn't grasp the idea that there is something called "brakes" in the car, and that when someone comes in front of your car, you're supposed to use those brakes, and not scream at them and jerk your head sideways to "shoo" them off your path!
Plus, all those years of playing "Road Fighter" on my old Samurai video game were also partly responsible, I think.
If you have ever played that game, you'll probably remember that the cars used to switch lanes directly in front of you, all of a sudden, causing you to swerve at the very last instant. I suppose a part of me traveled back *into* that game, while I was driving on the road that day. I kept expecting vehicles to "switch lanes" all of a sudden. So I avoided changing my course till the very last instant. I didn't hit anything (I was good that way), but all those sharp cuts I took, made my "instructor" wish he hadn't had anything to eat before we set out! [grins sheepishly]
Anyway, he gave up on me after that. Absolutely refused to teach me. So here I am... still can't boast about being able to drive a car! Sighhhhhh!
This is my sixth post for 2013 Ultimate Blog Challenge.
Link to the previous post: "Impressions In Life"
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