[LMB] OT: Parallel parking
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
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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.
> Gwynne: Ok, it's time for me to come out. Full confession.
> No, it's not parallel parking (reverse parking). I can do that.
> ...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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