I had to go to the dentist (the devil) this morning. I parked my car in a 1 hour short term parking zone – I knew that i was taking a chance – and went into the office. 4 hours later, i made the trek back to the car, that was still there (with no boot/ticket, etc) and it occurred to me that I could tell this story.
The place i feel safest and most comfortable is driving (speeding) in my car! I actually own my “dream car” (of sorts). Years ago, my then boyfriend, C and I used to talk about owning a manual Civic EX with a sunroof..at the time we were driving a Buick Skyhawk that we lovingly referrred to as Betsy (of course). He paid $500 for Betsy and we drove $5,000,000 worth of that car. Betsy took us where we needed to go, when we need to go – no questions asked, until the day that she just died! I’ve stepped up from that and I actually own the Civic EX with sunroof. It’s automatic because G can’t drive a stick…WTH??? anyhoo…i digress…
I feel safest and most comfortable in my car. If i’m out somewhere and have to walk to it, i can’t wait to get to it. It’s the one place that i don’t feel affected by this disease AT ALL!
- When I can hardly walk/stand, I can drive – no problem
- I will NEVER fall while IN the car (maybe coming out or going in but never while sitting in it)
- No-one can see me struggling to get by
- I can still drive “like a bat out of hell” if I want to (i have to take my time when i’m walking esp if i’m on my own)
On top of all that, i actually LIKE my car and never once regretted buying it!