Saturday, July 6, 2013

When I Drove A Car

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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18 comments:

Kaneenika Sinha said...

LOL, I enjoyed reading both your's and Sunita's driving experience.

I was forced to pick up driving recently when I moved to a new city. After my first lesson, my father told me, "you drive excellently.... in a road with no other traffic"
Regarding brakes, I was always confused: my father also felt that I was not braking enough and my driving school instructor felt that I braked too much and too hard (I think he was more concerned about his car than about my lessons).

But, through all of this, I somehow learnt and can now drive without being a terror on Pune roads :-)

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

Goodness! What a riot, Kaddu :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

:)

SuKupedia ™ :) :) said...

Chicky chicky bum bum :D :D .. .hehehehe... is that teacher still taking classes :D :D :D...

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@Suku: See! You even make fun of my name just like him! And yes, he calls me devil's incarnation too! :D

@OB: Meet your jodi-daar! Another non-stop talk machine! :P

@Suku again: Naah, as far as I know, he never taught driving after that! :P

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Kaneenika, you dared to let your Dad give you driving lessons? :O :O :O
Wow! Hats off to you, girl!

It's good that you learnt it though. Saves money. Cabs are too expensive nowadays.

I probably would have learnt it too, if the instructor hadn't given up.

I mean I just had to make myself come out of the video game, right? And eventually, I would have. You can't possibly remain stuck inside one game for all your life, can you? You're bound to get bored.

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

Eh?

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Arre OB - You're always lost, aren't you? Read this post - http://sunitakurup.blogspot.in/2013/07/challenging-silence-xx.html

Smita said...

ha ha ha ha...u r cute!!!

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

Haha, that is a cutest thing I've read in a while. I can totally relate with Suku :-)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thanks Smita :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

I know you can, OB! That is why I said "Meet your jodi-daar!" :D :D :D

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

'the cutest' not 'a cutest'. why couldn't you correct it before you posted it? Don't you care about my reputation? I am devastated.

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

OB, how can you even say such a thing? Of course, I care for your reputation! Isn't it obvious? I go to such extreme lengths to make sure it's as bad as it can possibly be! I even wrote an entire post on you! And still you say such awful things to stab my sensitive heart! :( :( :(

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

And you accuse me of 'drama'.

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Hehehehehe! :P :D

Sakshi Nanda said...

"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!" - :D What a sweet little post to begin my day with. :)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Hahahaha! Thanks Sakshi! :D And so glad you dropped by!

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