You know what? I’m sick and tired of driving. I’ve been driving for 21 years. Not all at once…it’s been 21 years since I took that rite of passage at the DMV. AAA reminded me of it today when I renewed my membership.
All I want is someone else to drive me around. I know that seems odd for a control freak to say, but I’m just done.
If a guy I’m dating doesn’t have a license, that’s a deal breaker. I need a driver. Luckily, I haven’t found many guys who have multiple DUIs. Heck, I’ve always said if I ever win the lottery (which I won’t because I don’t play) I wouldn’t even buy a new car or a house. The first thing I would do is hire a driver. So when a celebrity with a lot of money gets in trouble for drinking and driving, I just roll my eyes. Paying a guy or gal $200 to chauffeur you to a club and back is way cheaper than a court date.
Now, I do enjoy a road trip and yes, sometimes it’s fun to zip around in my Beetle, but mostly, I’d rather let someone else have the responsibility. It’s nice to have the freedom to come and go as I please because I know how to drive.
Hey, I even know how to drive a stick! How many people can say that nowadays? My Dad wouldn’t let me graduate from high school without knowing how to shift gears. It would have been nice if he’d taught me how to change the oil, refill the wiper fluid and know what that rattling noise might be.
|Look how far I’ve gone!|
The farthest I’ve driven was from San Francisco to Las Vegas to Los Angeles and then back up to the Bay Area. That’s me in the driver’s seat at some point, not as a passenger. One day, I would like to drive across the country and back. No, not in a flipping RV. In a car, a big old gas guzzling SUV, so I’m comfortable.
Actually, that’s not true. I’m just as comfortable in a little car. In fact, I prefer to drive little cars. They seem to handle better. Big vehicles sort of lumber along the road. And parking is almost never a problem for a little car. One good thing about living and working in the City for so long? I am not afraid to parallel park. I will circle around Midtown Sacramento looking for the best spot, even if I have to back into it. I can handle traffic and make a quick U-ey with the best of them. Still, with all my skills, I’d rather be the passenger.
>Here's a sign of my age…my first car was a stick shift. And so was my 2nd car! I don't even want to think about kids driving stick shift cars these days, not with all that texting they're doing.
>My first car was a stick shift too! Heck, my sister still drives one. Maybe the kids need to go back to driving a manual transmission so they will put the damn phones down…a few adults too!!