I have trouble at times driving and talking at the same time. One time before I was married I rented an apartment in a house with a friend of mine. The landlord lived upstairs, his sister lived in the basement, and we rented the ground level. One day after we had just moved in, I pulled into the parking space in the back. My landlord, a guy just a few years older than I, was out there and I rolled the window down so I could answer a question he asked me. As I rolled the window back up and pulled up to finish parking, I accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake, sending the car crashing into the landlord’s parking sign! To make matters worse, he thought that since I did something that stupid when he just asked me a question, I must like him. Pretty soon he came knocking on my door asking if I wanted to go get some ice-cream. There was no possible way I was going out with my landlord who lived up stairs. The thought still creeps me out. So embarrassing!
Another time my mother-in-law was visiting, and I was so excited that when I backed the car out of the garage, I took the mirror clean off. I remember THAT look on my husband’s face when I told him about it. That one and the look that followed when we found out it was a heated mirror so to replace it would cost some $600. Oh yeah! I think it is probably best when I have the option to leave the driving to someone else!
Susan Evans says
When I backed out the driveway last year, the side mirror got banged off completely by the tree! The mirror was disconnected from the car. The weird thing was that I’ve backed down that driveway hundreds of times during the last 10 years. I guess I’m just a dork! (I’m still incredulous how that happened…)
Elizabeth Grimes says
Ha ha! Sounds like it’s just not your cup of tea. Oh well, you’re good at other things, right?
Lalas Pequenos says
Oh to have a chauffer! Wouldn’t that be lovely! I once backed into a parked school bus. How does one not see a huge yellow bus?? Geesh.
I hate driving. I can not even change radio stations while I drive most days. I am surprised I can drive while I drive.