[LMB] OT: Parallel parking

J Woodruff profjenn12 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 01:20:43 GMT 2021

I can't drive "stick" (as we say around here) either. I suspect that most
USians, at least of my generation and younger, can't. Almost all the cars
sold anywhere are automatic. My husband has to drive every time we go to
the UK.


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On Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 8:11 PM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>

> From: Louann Miller <domelouann at gmail.com>
> Parallel parking is still a required item on the driving test in Texas.
> That was what made me fail on, I think, the second of my three tries at the
> test back in 1982. In my defense, I was driving a 1977 Ford station wagon
> roughly the size of a World War II aircraft carrier.
> Andrew had a considerably smaller car, AND a back-up camera.
> Louann
> Gwynne: Ok, it's time for me to come out. Full confession.
> No, it's not parallel parking (reverse parking).  I can do that.
> But....
> ...this isn't easy to say....
> ....but it's time to be honest....
> .... t
> ....
> .... I can't....
> ....I... I can't....
> ....
> ....I can't... drive a manual car. I can only drive automatic.
> Ohhhh the relief of saying it out loud at last! Yes, it's true.
> I know, I know.... I should have made the effort to learn,
> but... I've just always had automatics.
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