[DWJ] Re: Lurkers on the List
Elizabeth G. Holtrop
elizabeth at bouma-holtrop.com
Wed Mar 28 19:15:18 EDT 2007
HSchinske at aol.com wrote:
>Don't worry, Elizabeth, I was a lurcher (aren't they large friendly dogs?
>pant, pant, slobber, grin) at an even greater age than you -- lessee, I think I
>was 27. I could drive all right, and had even learned on a stick shift, but
>had never had a car of my own before and really hadn't driven much. I thought
>the little blue light that came on when my headlights were on was something
>nice and helpful ... alas, I was going around with the high beams on all the
>time! Oops. Fortunately I didn't cause any crashes. I eventually did get so I
>could start on a hill, parallel park, all that stuff I thought I was
genetically incapable of somehow.
That is encouraging. I need to learn to drive between now and May, when I will (hopefully) start a legal internship; so far it seems doomed, but I'm persevering. I've already been pulled over by the campus police when I was practicing in parking lots at my college; he asked if I was lost because I had been going in slow circles for at least half an hour. Ouch.
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