Friday, March 09, 2007

Total embarrasment for me- I'm never going on that hill AGAIN!

I was driving Daddy's car last night, following him in the soon-to-be-my-new-car, he was taking it to our friend Chu (the mechanic) so he can take a look at it, make sure everything is A-Okay for me.
Daddy's car is stick shift, the soon-to-be-my-new-car is, too, which I don't mind but I'm used to driving automatics and my stick shift skills have been lacking lately. Let's put it this way: thank God Daddy had put a brand new clutch in his car, because I would have burned his old one by now. I get nervous taking off in first, especially when I'm on a slight incline, because the assholes here like to stop two inches from your bumper at a light, I'm afraid of backing into someone so I rev it up nice before I take off...
Daddy (and I swear he did this on purpose) took the looong way to Chu's house, taking the street that even in an automatic car I hate, because even that rolls back at the light at the top of the hill. So of course, the light turnes red when we are halfway up the hill. I see Daddy looking at me through his rearview, and I stick my middle finger up at him. Then I look in my rearview and the asshole behind me (you guessed it) stops so close to me I can't see more than half of his hood. Fuck, I'm going to hit this guy, FUCK! Daddy is still looking at me, but now he knows what I'm thinking. I want to hit Daddy.
The light turns green, I let Daddy get ahead of me by a lot, and then I screech the tires taking off, the guy can clearly see that the car is stick...
We get caught at the light again, this time Daddy is the first car, and the asshole behind me again stops right on my ass. AAAARRRGGGGHHHHHHH! I send him a couple of Fuck you's mentally, because my son the parrott is in the back seat...The light turns green, Daddy takes off. (Fucking experts...) I wait a few seconds before taking off and the car ends up shutting off on me. "FUCK!" I'm screaming now, because I'm pissed off and embarrassed, turn the car back on and take off, screeching tires the whole time. I left tire marks for a good twenty feet. When I catch up to Daddy I'm motioning a few more birds at him and trying not to hit him with his own car...when we get to Chu's house I get out and start screaming at him "You did that on purpose! You know I avoid hills at all costs! Why would you do that???" He is laughing. The nerve of him. "Diana, you have to get used to it if you want the stick shift car..."

Screw that. I don't want the car. Get me my automatic back, please.

4 comments:

Oh, The Joys said...

Keep at it - it's fun when you get the hang of it.

dennis said...

lol, I could make some helpful suggestions but judging by the way you tore into your husband...

I'm feelin' ya' girl!

Maria said...

I drove a stick shift for years and just got an automatic two years ago. To this day, I still grab for the "ghost stick."

And yeah...I remember those hills. But, I LEARNED from this and now I always give people on hills LOTS of room.

Diana said...

OTJ- I'm getting used to it again, thank god.
dennis-suggest away! I'm actually laughing at it now...
maria- I had a stick before and when i got an automatic after, i would look for the clutch when I was starting the car!