Big L and loving it


So I have been learning to drive these past couple of days with my sister, bless her soul, who is kind enough to drive in with me to work each morning and drive back with me in the evenings just while I work on my confidence and get accustomed to the roads. Learning is about a lot of things: juggling the clutch and accelerator, knowing when to increase the pressure and when to hang back or reduce the pressure slightly, it’s about anticipating the needs of the driver next to you and the guy who might quickly join the road or the clever chap who won’t indicate until too late, the taxi (matatu) driver who will stop at any point on the road and is best followed at a distance. The pet peeve though, is the cyclist and motorcyclist who just cycle along, carelessly.  When done here, I am off to sign the petition to get separate cycle routes. What I have definitely learnt, is that driving is all about being calm and when the car stops, to stop the car, put on my hazards and just breathe, then start my car and go along swiftly. Also, that people do respect the “L” sign on the back of my car and will not hoot or do any of that.

 

 

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3 responses to “Big L and loving it

  1. stihii..

  2. As many times before, i love your posts! when i grow up, i want a sister JUST like the one you have right therrrr…is her heart in her mouth as you drive? in addition to stopping and just not panicking remember that God is with you right therrr and so let them all fly over you and He has promised never to leave u nor forsake u so ur on the right track…a photo of the ‘L’ sign is kindly awaited…and i cant wait to inherit her too 🙂 stihii

    NO INHERITING THE “L” SIGN, SHE WILL STAY ON UNTIL SHE FADES AWAY, SORRY! BUT YOU BETTER GET MOVING OR YOUR NEPHEW WILL BE ON THE ROAD BEFORE YOU!!!!!!111

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