I can now mark another item as “in progress” on my Day Zero list.
Charlie turned in the truck a few weeks ago, and has purchased a Kia Forte Koup, in a stick shift. And, since my lease is woefully over miles, I said that we needed to start taking his car on our trips. To which, he replied, “Fine, but you have to learn stick.”
So, I guess I’m learning how to drive stick.
He has a point about the necessity, now that he drives stick. But, where he seems to think that I will turn into a stick-shift-loving convert, I am seeing it as more of a necessary evil. I’m done fighting learning, so on our date last night, we went out to dinner, and then to the parking lot behind my mother’s office, where I started learning.
Here’s roughly how it went:
Charlie: Okay, now ease off the clutch…and, start the car again…
Honestly, it wasn’t that bad: I didn’t stall out often, and I got a real hang at moving upwards through the gears. I’m better at getting started than I am at slowing down to a stop. I figure I can probably just stall it to stop it at every light…. Kidding!