On Fri, 27 Aug 2021 07:43:27 +0100, steve hague <***@gmail.com>
scrawled in the dust...
Post by steve hague Post by Mike McMillan
I’ve heard that a relation teaching someone to drive is a recipe for
disaster! Discuss please!
Definitely a bad idea. I started giving wofe driving lessons when I was
21 and she was 18. Every mistake she made was clearly and obviously My
Fault, for giving the wrong instructions. She passed her test by the age
of 19 though, due to the excellent and very patient driving instructor
we signed her up with. Her sister had one driving lesson the same year
and decided that since the terms "Near side" and "Off side" were
obviously the wrong way round, she wouldn't bother any more.
My father had allowed me to drive his car on an unmade road in Scotland
once I was tall enough to reach the pedals. He never repeated that. My
brothers used to drive old bangers* around the stubble fields (with the
farmer's permission) but I was never offered the chance to try it.
When I met the husgod I had been driving motorbikes for years. Once
pregnant with D#1 I felt vulnerable on the bike and he did take me out with
the L plates a few times. Neither of us enjoyed that. So he booked me some
driving lessons which worked much better. I failed my first test, having
developed the bad habit of looking left at a junction first when riding the
bike, which my instructor had never picked up on. As I was heavily pregnant
by then, I managed to get a fairly rapid retest and passed on the second
The driving lessons were a great investment for the husgod. It meant I
could drive him to gigs.
*spillchicken suggests badgers
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959