This is what it actually looks like
As it turns out my hubby has to undergo knee surgery in the near future and he began hinting that I may have to drive the truck for a while because the truck is 'gears' or 'stick shift'. And because of the whole clutch thing you need two feet to drive!When I received my driver's permit almost twenty years ago I drove stick but since then I stuck to the comfort of automatic vehicles because its just easier and heck this is the 21st century who the hell wants to manually change gears!!
Well apparently some men do, and some weirdo women who feel you re not a 'driver' unless you drive a manual vehicle. So these days when we go out he hops into the front passenger seat and says
'drive because the surgery is coming up and you need the practice'
Well it is a brand new vehicle and I kindah like the looks i get from men while driving it, (no not that look) i mean the respect that a 5'2 woman can handle a truck! So I hop in the driver's seat.
Today was no exception, we were off to the supermarket which is a family affair all the time, we take 2 trolleys a regular one and one with a ride on car for Miss Gabby which keeps her happy. I drive to the grocery, all the while on the highway feeling very proud of myself, glancing over at the hubby he does not look too relaxed but he is not hovering so I do my thing. I even manage to overtake a vehicle or two! I start thinking 'hey I could do this on a semi permanent basis!!' I start to really love the truck too! I mean it really is cute and sooo roomy, and why not drive it, heck I look cute behind the wheel!
We get to the parking lot and there is construction going on so most of the parking lot is closed off, and the normally one way parking area is two-way, so the going is difficult. This is where I should have handed over the keys to hubby and let him drive and find us a parking spot, but I have been in millions of tight spots with my car before and came out of it incident free, because I am actually an excellent driver, just not a truck driver.
Any-who I finally find a spot i was comfortable with away from the congestion, no chance of hitting another car, I just did not look out for the damn pole!! I backed straight into it!! I could have sworn i hit the tyres but no!! Horrors! It was the bumper!!
Well he was crushed, of course he did not quarrel with me because it was an accident and also we know better than to argue over that type of incident. But BOOOOY I could see how disappointed he was, I felt like total crap!! Regretting ever driving that big, stupid truck! I still feel like crap actually! I hit my car before, but this felt somehow worse.
As I type this tonight I realise that even though he did not make a fuss, he did not say, 'you know it's OK worse could have happened' because worse does happen, in fact as I drove onto the highway we saw a 3 car accident, (no injuries) but the cars were beat up very bad.
I guess I should be grateful that no fuss was made, my sisters always tell me that I am a spoiled brat, I mean I did damage the vehicle, but I guess my head is sometimes filled with 'perfect world scenarios' where he would actually say it's OK.
By the time we finished making the groceries we were all singing happily on the way to the 'all you can eat restaurant' because making groceries and cooking on the same day is a no-no, the bumper incident forgotten or put off for now, besides. while in the grocery he made an appointment with his car repair guy, so I guess that made him feel better.
But for now I'll stick to my fabulous car and he will just call a darn cab after knee surgery!!