No am not blue…and am not down! Am just half way between, trying to reach up…
This past week was week one of The Page on the roads…
It started out well…confidence in full gear! Nothing could get me down, heck i was grinning from ear to ear.
“Clutch Down, start the engine” said the very instructor like voice.
Two days went by and i wasn’t sure i looked forward to the road anymore.
When you’ve got veterans hooting at you, bodas zooming by – It is my opinion that every beginner should be taken to an open wide space to get an initial feel.
Anyway, back to day one: so around Public Service junction the car jerked and went off. Bewildered TRP couldn’t believe, she started the car again, it jerked then went off. Instructor was beginning to lose his patience and TRP was beginning to get on the defensive. A near by Police fella struts up to the instructors window and commands – You help her!
Instructor says – I will help her if she fails.
Finally the car responded to TRP’s silent pleas, soon as she had successfully crossed, a boda fella shouted: “Oja ku Yiga!” (direct translation – You will learn!)… Reignited, TRP depressed the accelerator.
“Clutch down…STOP ACCELERATION!!”
Does anyone in blogsville drive a manual car. No seriously…Whats the secret??
After week one, I was soo fired up to practise on Saturday, alas something came up and i had no car to practise with. Then came Monday morning…today…
Today the junctions were a smooth transition, no jerking, no stopping. The only zib is i have no idea what i did!!
So any tips for a sister?