Saturday, 29 June 2013

Why can't some drivers hill start?

I made another doomed attempt to buy some pants last weekend. Once again, when I tried on several pairs that were the right size for my waist, I could hardly get them past my thighs. I got one pair over most of my thighs, but they then jammed up on my calves. I couldn't believe it, so I went and stood in front of the mirror and looked at my lower legs. Hmmm. They're stupidly wide thanks to cycling. I can't get both my hands around my calves. If this keeps up, I'll have to start wearing tracksuits to work.

About the stupid driving - as I was going into the car park, the car in front nearly rolled backwards into me three times. We were waiting in line to get a ticket on a shallow gradient, and every time he had to move forwards, he started by going back about half a car length. Good thing I had left him plenty of room.

What is it with people that can't hill start a manual without rolling back 10 feet every time? Haven't they heard of a handbrake? Can't they co-ordinate their feet properly? Sheesh - if you think hill starting a Ford ute is hard, try doing it in one of these....

And yes, the pinhead that couldn't drive was behind the wheel of a Ford ute. Then again, maybe he could drive, and he was just having a hard time with a hopeless vehicle.


cav said...

It wuz me BOAB

I wuz just trying it on.

Boy on a bike said...

In that case, you've become very slitty eyed in your old age.