Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Car Talk

Maverick is probably the most cautious and safe driver I have ever ridden in an automobile with. Every little stray leaf on the windshield, hood, windshield wipers or windows removed from the car before it's even started, so they will not begin to hinder your view. Check. Going the speed limit and not one mph over. Check. Emergency brake set each and every time you park. Check. Basically, if it's in the driver's education handbook Maverick follows it.

Now, I'm not saying there is anything wrong with his driving habits. Far from it. One could not possibly feel any safer with him behind the wheel. Good for me and any potential unborn HeraMavericks. In fact the only item about Maverick and automobiles that one would ever have to worry about is his temper with other drivers, and rampant use of the horn/middle finger.

He might be the best driver ever, but I am by no means the worst. Not the best, not the worst. I may have five speeding tickets, a careless and imprudent driving ticket, a failure to stop at a sign sign ticket and a wreck that was never claimed to the police or insurance on my record, but I'm hardly the worst driver on the planet.

However, typing out those infractions I do realize that my argument might not be as solid as I thought it was! I would like to point out that none of those traffic violations have ever made it to my official record though. I guess being a woman and batting your eyelashes can have its advantages when plea bargaining with prosecuting judges and attorneys!

I'm not sure if it's because of his knowledge the aforementioned traffic incidents or his miraculously by the book driving, but three out of five times when I'm behind the wheel of an automobile, and Maverick is in the car, I get some form of "you suck at driving" type of comment from him. You know the kind--"slow down", "look out", "stay back", etc.

It makes me crazy!

Does your significant other give you passenger seat driving lessons, too? Does it make you insane?


BrewCards said...

Easy solution always make him drive.

But I would tell him he can be just as safe drive 7 MPH over the speed limit.

Anonymous said...

ha ha Tony doesn't even like me to drive. We always get into fights in the car because he makes one of those comments!!

CityChic said...
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CityChic said...

Best to always let him drive! Depending on the person I am with determins if I drive or not. One sister is a TERRIBLE driver, so I always drive. My other sister doesn't have a lot of patience when driving, but prefers to drive so she can be in control. So, I tend to sit in the back seat (if there is a third person) and I bring my headphones and a book/magazine. The guy likes to drive - he is the complete opposite of your guy. He drives fast, but is a very good driver. A bit of a an oxymoron but he is a good driver. I trust him and have learned his patterns so I can anticipate what he is going to do. There are just some people that have a hard time relinqueshing control. Don't fight it, just go with it!