Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Behind the Wheel


So yesterday, after being picked up at school by my dad, we went out to eat- a weekly ritual.

While driving home, I asked him if he'd ever let me 'test out' the car in an empty parking lot- like he had done with my older brother a couple years ago.

"Sure why not?"

I was psyched out you guys. I'm of age to get my driver's license, but I'm so lazy, I haven't even gotten my Permit yet!

So we drove to the movie theaters/flea market, it was a monday afternoon- totally dead.

Along the way he was showing me how to use only one foot for both the gas and brakes and to gently press the brakes.

When we finally got there, my heart started beating overtime

I was trying to not get worked up over nothing

*flash of the car turning over*

My dad noticed and told me to "Calm down, if you feel confident, you'll do well."

Even if it was just a test drive.

We both got out of the car and switched seats.

Just feeling the steering wheels in between my hands felt empowering.

And when I let go of the breaks and was going at a very slow (not when you're the one driving) 10 miles per hour, I felt a need for speed.

I learned how to turn (I hit the gas when turning and my dad nearly jumped out of his seat, "The car can turn over!" SEE MY FEARS ARE CONFIRMED) and park.

The fastest I went was 25 miles per hour (hehe I'm the DareDevil!)

It was exhilarating ^_^

Which makes me all the more determined to get my Permit this month and insha'Allah, be driving by the summer.

Wish me luck :P (including on my Finals, next week, so no posting at all next week)

6 comments:

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

Nasiib wanaagsan abaayo!
Driving is pretty fun, but its always scarier when your dad is in the car. My dad driving with me still makes me nervous! You'll do fine though.

Wrestling With Religion said...

I am 30 and I still can't drive - never even had one lesson - I think this would be more unusual in America than here in the UK, but it's still fairly unusual here. I've never had the need to drive and also, it scares me. :S

Good luck (with everything!)

Hijabis On Ranting Tour. said...

haha im in the UK and cant be bothered to learn to drive either god we are so lazy :P
yeh i think i should learn soon, my mum promised to get me a car so maybe ill bother when she does, btw have fun and dont turn the car over lol
good luck 2
and make dua 4 me too i gt exams as usual
xx
naz

Deaf Indian Muslim Anarchist! said...

good luck.

i love to drive cars, but i'd rather have a motorcycle. I dated a biker boy and I loved riding on his Harley. I'm gonna try to learn how to drive one

ModestJustice said...

Stacy: Thanks! Haha, yeah it got me a bit nervous, but luckily I won't mess up when I do take the test :D

WrestlingWithReligion: Really? I guess it's just hyped up as a 'coming of age' thing here that EVERYONE starts talking about when you're in high school :P

Naz: Hey if you get a car that'll be double awesome! I know I won't be getting a car anytime soon, and will probably inherit the family van -.-;; But hey at least it's something :D Insha'Allah you'll do GREAT! As usual!

Deaf Indian Muslim Anarchist!: Good luck with that! Motorcycles do seem much more daring and cool :P But I'm much too afraid to ride with someone on there, much less learn to drive it!

Muslim Girl said...

I was scared when I first learned driving too but I love it now!

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