Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Shifting gears

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?'"

4 comments:

Barney's Friend Chris said...

Thanks for the chuckle!!!

Jenny said...

Funny. I've been guilty of that, too. Just yesterday I was at a stop light in 2nd and I forgot to put it back into first when the light turned green. We struggled to get going and my father-in-law, who was riding shotgun asked me "were you trying to cheat back there?"

Smilin' sunshine said...

Funny, I think that has happened to a lot of us!

If only we all had a little whisper in our ear to shift!

LL said...

love that you whispered it...
FUNNY!!!