Sunday confessional XXVI

by doodaddy on October 5, 2008

Sometimes when I’m driving our very practical Honda with the automatic transmission, I pretend it’s a stick shift when I think people might be watching.

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Xbox4NappyRash October 5, 2008 at 1:27 pm

er…how?

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Dan October 5, 2008 at 3:12 pm

Sometimes I pretend my stick shift is an automatic. Doesn’t make for a very smooth ride though

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orlund October 5, 2008 at 4:04 pm

After driving a standard for several years my left foot still thinks are automatic is a a standard. I guess my left foot has a mind of its own.

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Amber October 7, 2008 at 10:24 pm

That is awesome. I would do the same thing.

I’ve always been excessively proud of my stick shift car. Until recently when I seem to get stuck in traffic more often. Then, its not so cool.

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doodaddy October 8, 2008 at 2:09 am

@Xbox4NappyRash – I reach down as if to grab a stick and make jiggling motions.

Gee, I hope that sentence isn’t misinterpreted…

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doodaddy October 8, 2008 at 2:10 am

@Dan – Do they have automatics in the UK? I thought y’all were all about the road…

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doodaddy October 8, 2008 at 2:11 am

@orlund – I notice that automatics often have a little dummy plate right about where the clutch would be… to prevent people like you from wearing out the carpet, I expect!

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doodaddy October 8, 2008 at 2:13 am

@Amber – I once considered a stick shift, thinking that it might make my girlfriend think I was more manly — she drove one, after all.

Then I remembered I live in San Francisco, and there’s probably nothing particularly manly about finding oneself rolling to the bottom of a hill, backwards, in a cloud of burning clutch bits.

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