Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Two weekends ago when I was driving to the airport I realized I was going about 60mph in 4th gear (and my car has 5 gears). It reminded me of a trip I took to Utah with my friend Gloria (she is my parents' age) back in the late 80's in my first car: a 4-speed Mazda GLC. She took a turn driving and as we got going on the highway I realized we were in 3rd gear and going at a pretty good clip. I didn't know how to tell her to shift into 4th gear so I hesitantly whispered, "shift...". Gloria quickly shifted into 4th gear and then said, "Oh, Joe [her husband] would have said, 'Are we going all the way to Utah in third gear?'"