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by Jusme
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Millenial Anti-Theft Device
Replies: 54
Views: 2590

Re: Millenial Anti-Theft Device

Liberty wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:10 am
Pawpaw wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:11 am
Liberty wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:22 am
That windshield wiper washer thingy on the right, where the shifter oughta be is what confuses the bejabbers out of me.

I learned to drive a bulldozer before driving a car. Mastering three clutches, was a lot easier than figuring out that windshield thingy.
I can't figure out what you're talking about. :headscratch
They used to have a shifter attached on the right of the steering column. They now have this smaller lever that goes up and down front and back, with a twisty knob. I find them confusing as all get out. More complicated adjusting the wipers than setting the clock.


That sounds like my wife's car. I don't drive it often, and on the left side is the lever to control the lights and turn signals, which I can generally handle without too much problem, but in my truck the left side lever controls the turn signals and the wipers. It is quite a show for anyone watching me drive her car, at night, if it starts to rain. I have turned off the lights, turned them back on, veered out of my lane trying to locate the right direction to push the lever, turned on the rear wiper, all the while my wife is asking "What are you doing?" I say "trying to turn on the (forum rule check) wipers!!" :mad5
by Jusme
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Millenial Anti-Theft Device
Replies: 54
Views: 2590

Re: Millenial Anti-Theft Device

This thread takes me back. I actually taught myself to drive a standard shift. No one in my family had a standard shift vehicle, so my experience until I was 15( I had a Texas Hardship license) was all automatic. The football coach, in my small town, had a 68 Chevelle. My sophomore year, I was the team manager, and he told me to take his car to get supplies, i.e. Styrofoam cups, etc. I jumped in his car, reached up and turned the key, and the car lurched forward. It had a three on the tree. I had a working knowledge of how the gears worked, but no actual, hands on, experience. But I managed, to drive it the eight blocks and back. I took his car on many such trips to pick up things, and became more proficient, with each trip. My first vehicle, was a 74 Chevy 3/4 ton with a four speed, and by then, I was a pro. In fact, I had to teach my younger sister how to drive it. When my kids got old enough, to drive, I made sure they got some time driving a standard, but none of them wanted one of their own. :headscratch

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