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Thursday, June 21, 2007

How Was I Supposed to Know

Danielle tagged me to do a "How Was I Supposed to Know" theme meme.

I stole my brother's car keys off the table to go visit Mom who was in the hospital. Brother was sleeping off a hangover. I was 16. I never had a driving lesson in my life, but I did have a permit. So of course I could drive. I mean how hard could it be? I'd seen it done hundreds of times!

Off I went, driving along the straight boulevard, feeling so mature, listening to the radio.

HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO KNOW that I had to straighten out the steering wheel after I made a turn????????????????

(I'll tell the rest of the story some day!)


Five things I'm grateful for today:
1) Coffeeeeeeeeeeee
2) Ice water on a hot day
3) Body butter
4) Full tank of gas (but now I can't eat!) ;-(
5) Quarter moons

Don't forget to keep up with the story over at The Writer's Experiment


Matt-Man said...

Ha...I too have a thing for 1/4 moons....Odd. Cheers!!

Michael C said...

Oh no! Yes, we need to hear the rest of it ;-)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

thanks! now i know too...

smiles, bee

ian said...

bloody hell, is THAT what I've been doing wrong all this time?

Turn the wheel back! Brilliant! *runs off to take notes*


Sarge Charlie said...

I did the same thing, only on a John
Deere Tractor, it wasn't to hard to learn the the wheel had to be turned.

Danielle said...

oh Odat.
This is forgivable since you were only 16. I'm the sorry sap at 31 with a permit about to expire and no experience other than practicing thrice in a parking lot.

As always, sweets.

Be well and enjoy the day.

Sarge Charlie said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you, I was seven years old...

Loving Annie said...

Good Thursday morning Odat ! I hope you weren't injured !

The story at the writer's experiment is going great, isn't it !

I loved what you wrote !

Skittles said...


Odat said...

matt-man, i guess we're just two odd kinda quarter moon people...

michael, let's just say the rest of the story wasn't pretty.

bee, glad I could be of help.

ian, yeah, it's really rather easy once you get the hand of it.

Sarge, on a tractor? at seven? ;-d

danielle, lol, sorry. Get with the program girl!!!

annie, yup, was injured...and like i just told michael, it wasn't pretty!
Thanks about the experiment. You're certainly going to have your job cut out for you once it's your turn....I hope you're keeping track of all the twists and turns it's taking!

skittles, uh huh!!! Big OOOPS

The CEO said...

Live and learn! I hope that was the worst mistake you ever made.

Matt said...

I mean, at first I didn't realize you had to keep apply the break after a turn if you were trying to decelerate.... but that's pretty stupid, ODAT.

I mean, didn't you ever play with tricycles, bicycles, little cars, wagons, basically anything employing the millenia-old concept of the wheel?

Roger said...

Your supose to straiten out the wheel after the turn ..damm thats why I keep wrecking :D

Dan said...

Crap! Is that what I keep screwing up??

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

My siblings about about to get there learners permit...should I start to worry?

And I'm VERY thankful for coffee as well.

Odat said...

Matt, lol, yes I did use wheels in my childhood....I guess i just kept going around in circles!!

roger, it takes time to learn, hang in there!

Dan, see above. ;-)

silver, Nah don't worry! hehehe.


Mike M said...


I have a few of those of my own!

Kiyotoe said...

forgive me if a previous commenter has asked this question, but all i want to know is what body butter is and where can i find it?