Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Lessons in Life and Driving

You know that poster about everything we need to know about life we learned in Kindergarten? Let's see if it applies to driving...

Don't hit people, keep your hands to yourself.
Oh, I think this is a match. Even though they say 'keep your hands on the wheel' in driver's ed, they also tell you not to mess with the driver lest the car become a weapon of mass destruction.

Watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
Well, I know from being both a kid and a mom that Moms will do the arm bar thing for whoever or whatever is in the passenger seat (even if it's just her purse) if something happens on the road, so I'll count this one too.

In Kindergarten you learned the biggest word of all: 'LOOK'
This definitely applies, though often while driving it becomes 'LOOK OUT'...for the squirrel, bicycle, or (ahem) the Kindergartner.

Congratulations! You can rest easy knowing you've actually been learning to drive since Kindergarten!

Accomplished driver and author of the Hobbitville saga and the Shadows of Justice series available at Quake and Echelon Press


Gayle Carline said...

It took me a little longer to learn that rule about not hitting people. When I was 19, I hit a hitchhiker. In my defense, he was leaning too far out in the road.


Mary Cunningham said...

Never forget one of my first driving "moments." I tried to navigate a fresh pile of gravel, got stuck in the middle and had to call a wrecker. Dad was not happy. Car was only about 2 weeks old.


Pam Ripling said...

I hit the open gate while turning into the driveway. Put a big scratch on my mom's car's passenger side door. We couldn't afford to have it fixed, so there it was, a reminder of my learning-to-drive days.

Norm Cowie said...

... and don't lick a frozen flag pole.

I'm not sure how this applies here, but (shrug)