good morning, you philistines
since moving back to a place where you need a car to live, my partner and I have needed to buy a car. she is unreceptive to a standard transmission.
“It’ll be more engaging and fun to drive” I say, to no avail. she (who doesn’t drive but just got her permit) says she doesn’t want to learn driving on a stick. “But that’s the perfect time to learn!” and then she boops me like a misbehaving cat.
@ashfurrow I did my head in also when I drove in the US and Europe. Wife thought it was hilarious when I kept cleaning the windscreen while changing lanes. Safety first, I say.
@ashfurrow I'm having the interesting experience of trying to get my license here on the continent having tried (and failed) to get one in the UK. Luckily I don't have that much muscle memory yet so switching sides hasn't been _too bad_ other than I have to remind myself to wait a second extra before I try turning left
@gudenau no, but reverse was to the left of first gear instead of in the lower right where I expected it 😅
@ashfurrow THIS! and the turn signal vs windscreen wipers!!!
so many times in NZ entering a circle on the wrong side, then exiting in a panic while the windscreen wipers activate
@ashfurrow (… she said, while replying to someone's question on the emacs-devel list in another window)
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