Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer.
I drove somewhere unfamiliar this morning, for the first time in a while. The trouble with being eco-conscious and not wanting to make unnecessary journeys in the car is that it can leave you for months on end having only driven for a maximum of 5 minutes … which is not a good way of keeping up your skills.
This morning was good – I’m giving some friends a lift on Sunday afternoon (to and from ice-skating), and I wanted to make sure I knew where I was going. I’m also learning to take directions from the Sat Nav, which I’m sure is an important life skill , or at least an important skill for driving whilst darling husband is asleep – as I suspect will be the case on Christmas Eve (he’ll have been working all day, so I’m driving us to go and visit my parents).
I went and had a look for quotations about driving … and the one above is the best I came up with 🙂 many of the others were funny, but just things I totally don’t subscribe to. Am I unusual in generally thinking well of / assuming the best of other drivers? (e.g. “they must’ve got confused about lanes and only realised at the last minute” is my assumption over “that asshole, pushing in like that”) – I think probably I’m just naive and don’t drive enough hours to be particularly annoyed with people. But that’s good. I’ll stick with that.