Saturday, June 13

Driving me mad!!

I'm in the phase of trying something new this vacation, and its been driving a two-wheeler.  

Its totally funny when i tell you about it, but trust me it wasn't one bit funny while driving.

This could become a universal truth-
Learn driving in my hometown and you can drive in any place in the world.  
I'll tell you why-

The street where my house is situated is bumpy to the core... Laying of roads and then digging pits for one reason or the other has been going on.. So finally the bumpy stretch (my so called street) is in this state..  I can safely bet no ride in an amusement park could be crazier.  I learnt driving a two-wheeler in an outer area of my grandparents' place. Meaning to say, no other vehicle other than mine on the road :p  

So its been one hell of a transition driving here in my hometown.  The two-wheeler I have is no good either.  The horn wouldn't work and so wouldn't the indicators.  So each time I cross a junction I either have to stop and peer my head around the corner to look if any vehicle's headed for the junction or simply have my fingers crossed that none would be there.  This is how I'm driving.  

I get nervous when the person behind me starts saying something (my mom does that, my sis though knows better about my temper and keeps mum- I personally think she silently keeps praying there shouldn't be an accident).  I never once fell down.  However in the learning stage, I had this intention of going towards an opposite vehicle instead of away from it.  Maybe because, I keep thinking there's a vehicle coming opposite my subconscious mind thinks I have a crush towards it or something, that it automatically draws me to it.  ;)  Apart from the stares I get from them, thank goodness there has been no crash.  One thing though, an average runner could easily overtake me. Thats my speed.  The only place I go fast is in the beach road, where again my vehicle is the only one on the road :)  And again I have to kick start my vehicle like crazy to get it started.  

There's many a time I got stranded in the road kicking on my vehicle like crazy, i figured one thing always works. Think of someone who pissed you off and kick,  vrroooom! it starts.  Works everytime ;)

Given all this, I think I should be granted my license without appearing for the exam.  Could there be a test, more vigorous than the one I take everytime I drive?
All the same, I enjoy driving :) :) ;)
Cheers ppl, Life's crazy!!
Anne (pronounced Ann, spelled with an e)


vaishu said...

Hey you are telling that your bike is not that good just because the horn and indicators dont work...well in my old bike even the brakes didn't work...And my mom got so scared that she sold the old buddy immediately after I learnt my driving :) And one sweet advice...Always concentrate on your target as in turning or bumps etc..Concentrate on anyonther vehicle on the road only when you want to make that as your target "as in hitting it and getting yourself killed"

Kishore Seetharam said...

Drive at snail's pace, or like a kamikaze,drive the best F1 car in history or the oldest available one-and-a-half wheeled, supposedly motored thing that you could possibly call a bike, drive what you want, BUT DRIVING IS FUN!!! I agree with you loads on that, mate!! And, I really personally congratulate pAppu(the colloquial name for The author's sister for the uninitiated and spelt with an 'A', not 'U' as the author might argue) for having the guts to take a ride with you so often,prayers or otherwise!! :P

VIJITHA said...

@vaish well said.. will keep that in mind :)

@kish lol :p

oceanika said...

lolllllzzzz...that was soooo funny..that i had tears of laughter...cudnt even read properly..haha..reallllllly funnny :P