Monday, July 13, 2009

Im the Queen!

As many of you know I have started driving lessons. Some of my big fear were will I hit anyone? Will anyone hit me? Will I throw up on the instructor? Fortunately I did not do any of these things. The instructor was really nice. He got in the car with me (brave man) and drove me to a not so busy area but as this is Manhattan that phrase is relative.

He had me get behind the wheel turn the key and suddenly I was covered in sweat. Not just a little sweat but flop sweat. The kind of sweat that soaks you from head to toe. My hand kept slipping off the wheel and I had to keep wiping the torrential downpour out of my eyes to see. My poor instructor pretended not to notice as he had me drive around and around the block stepping on his break every few minutes when I missed stop signs and red lights through the downpour of my own fear.

It was sexy let me tell you.

On Saturday it was time for my next lesson. It was new instructor as I guess the old one was ummm. lets call it sick? This instructor was fearless. He greeted me with a smile and said:

Here you go This isn't my car so hit something if you want to I don't care.

Something me sprung to life. Before I knew it I was cruising down the street at 30 miles and hour. I was doing 3 point turns. I was singing along to the radio and cutting off taxis. I was amazing. I was a driving queen.

There was a moment when I almost hit a woman but she totally deserved it as she walked in the back of my car when I was in reverse doing my three point turn.

So watch out you pedestrians, bike messengers and taxis Suzie the Queen of Cars is behind the wheel!

19 comments:

Heather said...

Yay Suzie!

I had to drive with an instructor to get my license, and I was really nervous, and when I looked over at him to see if I did the parallel parking right, he was asleep!

Helen said...

... my dose of hilarity for the day!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Around here the instructors ride around with huge signs on the top of cars like pizza guys. so everyone knows they're coming and get out of the way.

Tay said...

Woohoo! Learning how to drive is scary until you learn how to be fearless. Looks like you're there. You really do know how to tell a story. :)

honeypiehorse said...

that instructor sounds great - all driving instructors should be funny and relaxed.

neb said...

Great to hear this is going so well!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I knew you'd master it quickly! Look out pedestrians indeed!

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Yay for you! Love your instructor's comments! Buses beware...

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Watch out world! That is awesome! You are the queen indeed.

adrienne said...

You are a brave woman! And that instructor sounds awesome.

Michele said...

Having a chill instructor is the key. I hope you can stick with this one!

Anonymous said...

I am impressed with your attempt to learn to drive in NYC. No easy feet (ha ha). If you haven't seen the movie "Happy Go Lucky", rent it just to see a really "fine" driving instructor. In the meantime, whenever you are behind the wheel, just think about having martinis when you shut off the engine!!! Congrats.

April said...

LOL! I'm glad you're learning to drive... but also glad it's nowhere near me ;-)

Vodka Mom said...

"I almost hit a woman but she totally deserved it"


I laughed out loud girl.


still laughing.

Maria said...

awesome!! you are getting the hang of it quick!! keep up the good work!

Ali said...

Go Suzie! You ARE the driving queen. I see the kind of pedestrians that deserve to be hit all the time, also trees, other cars' bumpers, etc, etc. Luckily my aim with the pedestrians is bad!

TattingChic said...

I LOVE it! Way to go! That instructor knew exactly the right thing to say, LOL! I love it when somehow, someone says something that just puts you at ease and you can be successful. Hooray for a driving instructor with good people skills and MOSTLY HOORAY for YOU for overcoming your fear! Woo Hoo!
Congrats and thanks for the chuckle! :)

Annie said...

Woo hoo! Go you and your badazz driving self!!

R Max said...

This is so not as bad as the girl who thought that stopping at the red stop signs was mandatory but stopping at the red stop signs with a white outline was optional.

 
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