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Derp

Portalfig

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So. Funny story.

 

I was given the keys to my dad's truck yesterday, with the intent to move it from way out in the parking lot to in front of the building the rest of my family was in. It seemed like a little thing, no big deal. I had to move it maybe a hundred feet, and the parking lot was pretty much empty already. So I walked up to the truck, confident that this wasn't going to be anything noteworthy.

 

Of course, if it wasn't noteworthy I wouldn't be writing about it, would I?

 

Have you ever had one of those days where you just don't feel like yourself? Maybe you feel a little sick, you are just tired beyond belief, or you just aren't quite right. Well, yesterday was one of those days. Why I felt so bad, I had no idea, but I didn't feel particularly myself. In many ways, I was moving the truck to try and make myself feel better and more like me.

 

So I got to the truck, opened the door, and slid into the drivers' seat. In an instant I begin my process to prepare to drive. I buckle my seat belt, I check all the mirrors and adjust as necessary, I look all around to see what I would have to avoid and I don't see anything special to avoid.

 

Easy. I think as I put the truck into drive. I immediately start rolling backwards when I let go of the brake, and I can't turn the steering wheel at all for some reason. I step on the brake quickly, and begin looking around for explanation. This was only my second time behind the wheel of the truck, so I began looking for a parking brake or the like, thinking that it would help with the wheel.

 

After a few minutes of searching, I see my dad walking up with a very confused look on his face. I open the door, and ask him where the parking brake is.

 

He looks at me for a long moment and then asks "You haven't turned it on yet, why would you need the parking brake?"

 

I look back down at the steering wheel, and see that I had only inserted the key and turned on the radio.

 

welp

 

I shifted back into park, and I turn the truck on successfully this time. I was getting frustrated at this point, so I tapped the gas, but I don't get anywhere with it. I look around, searching for answers, and I found out that I forgot something else.

 

I had put the truck in park again.

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Hah, that happened to me the other day. The car had already been turned on persay (radio was on, lights were running) but the engine hadn't started, so I was trying to accelerate and wondering what the heck was wrong. (In my defense, it was also raining so hard that I couldn't hear the engine running or not.)

 

Well, hey, now you learned something new I guess. :D

 

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Driving is confusing. I drive so seldom that I forget which pedal is brake and which is gas. No horrific accidents yet, but the possibility is there.

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Hah, that happened to me the other day. The car had already been turned on persay (radio was on, lights were running) but the engine hadn't started, so I was trying to accelerate and wondering what the heck was wrong. (In my defense, it was also raining so hard that I couldn't hear the engine running or not.)

 

Well, hey, now you learned something new I guess. :D

 

:music:

 

I certainly did learn. I have no idea why that had happened, but I am not going to make that mistake again. xD

 

Also, glad to hear I am not the only person to forget to start the car. You have a much better excuse, though. =P

 

Driving is confusing. I drive so seldom that I forget which pedal is brake and which is gas. No horrific accidents yet, but the possibility is there.

 

That is kinda really scary. xD

 

I agree. I've had my permit for almost two years now, just now about to get my license. Not only is driving confusing, it is also really stressful at times. I just wish everyone would follow the rules, dangit. D=

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