View Thinker #418656's profile thought 16 years, 3 months ago...

Today I learned how to drive a stick-shift car.... I was unusually excited at the prospect of driving a new vehicle that I'd never attempted to point. I only stalled three times, and I figured out how my friends car worked much more quickly than I initially thought. Now, all I want to do is go out and drive more... and more... and more. Not because I have some place to go, but because I just want something to do, more or less... well actually, I think I really just want to practice.

View Thinker #5f1f0a's profile

Hmmmm...gas is too expensive for that.

View Thinker #ff3399's profile

a stick shift is freedom. there's something just so amazing driving down some little windy country road with your hand on a black leather gear shift vibrating happily under your palm and one foot on the gas pedal the other turned sideways next to the clutch, leaned a little too far into the window so your hair is whipping around your temples and your steering arm looped over the wheel in a way that only sleepy little roads bring out... no need to respond quickly, no, no where to go and no time to be there by.

gas is never too expensive for freedom =]

View Thinker #a0104e's profile

stick-shifts are more fuel-efficient than automatic cars anyway. you're allowed to splurge a bit of gas since you're saving some, right?

View Thinker #a43029's profile

I still don't know how to drive a manual, but I can definitely relate to the freedom of driving in general. When I'm upset, I love nothing more than going 90 down the curvy, bumpy country roads blaring a mix of punk rock and 70's dance music.

But yeah, fuck gas prices and watch out for deer.

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