“You know about fixing cars, you’re athletic, and you know when to shut up.”
“That last one isn’t a skill.”
“Trust me. It’s a skill.”
~ Simone Elkeles in “Rules of Attraction”
Driving a stick is like riding a bike: You never forget.
Due to circumstances beyond my control, I had to drive Adored Stepson’s car halfway into the city today. He’s got a car with more power than I would ever want to use. And six speeds.
I haven’t used a manual transmission in more than a decade, but I managed to avoid killing it or grinding the gears (much — just kidding, Caswell!), so I guess I proved an old lady can drive a high performance vehicle like an old lady.
I got it back home in one piece. Though I wished I had worn ear plugs. Apparently, old ladies don’t like impressively noisy exhaust systems as much as 18-year-olds.