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Day 47, Challenge to All Married Men.


I am 34 years old, currently. Since the age of 15 years old, I have driven pretty regularly. My first vehicle was a 1973 Ford F-100, basically a farm truck that we fixed up to suffice my teenage desires to have a 'cool' vehicle. My senior year of High School, I purchased (with the aide of my aunt) a 1992 Sunbird, the dreaded teal that was in style during the early 90's. It served well through my college years, and later on in 2000, I purchased my first New Volkswagen Jetta, TDI. Without any doubt, my favorite car. To wrap up my vehicle buys, Jessica and I sold our cars when we came to Germany, under some poor information flow that our cars weren't ready for the Autobahn,...yet as we arrived we bought a 2008 4x4 Explorer. A very nice ride for the often icy terrain that we experience here in Baumholder.

Now, I say all this to put forward my driving record.
Since the age of 16:

1. 1 Ticket in the Black Truck, for rolling through a stop sign (due to no power steering). (1992)
2. Bumped a lady on HWY 78, at the K-mart intersection in front of South Gwinnett High School, 1994. (she hit the brakes, and put it in reverse in an intersection!!)
3. 1 Ticket in my Teal Sunbird, excessive speeding (I passed a Campus Cop in a merging lane and made him mad,...long story). (1995)
4. 1 Speeding Ticket 2000, in a rental van trying to catch a speeding Singles Pastor who had the map, that I didn't have in my vehicle.

THAT IS IT. Yes, an absolutely clean driving record now for nearly 10 years.

On the other hand,my loving wife, with her verbal permission, I can say does not have the stellar achievement:

Since 2005 (our wedding),
1. Three minor wrecks with inanimate objects, Later 2005, March 2008, and December 2008.
2. One speeding Ticket on Gillom Hill, a common speed trap in Barbourville, KY. 2005.
3. Currently awaiting the Germany, mail-prize for getting the FLASH of a traffic camera,on the autobahn.


What's the bottomline:
Ok. This is not a slam on my wife's ability to circumvent rocks, guard rails, or buildings. Ok, it might be. YET, here's my question: What is the proper response when they come in with tears in their eyes or a shaky voice over the phone saying that they have wrecked the vehicle? Or I think I got a ticket today? There's the right response that wants to ask, "Are you ok?"; second, "Is the car drivable?"; BUT SERIOUSLY,...what is the response? You can't bring her home ground her, or send her to bed with no dinner...or take the keys away?

So, my solution: Blog about it. And Yes, Jessica knows. I asked, she laughed and said...you better write something funny, your blog is been really dry & heavy lately (with a smirk).

So, here' to you my wreckless Euro driver!

Comments

  1. OK, Once you know that no one is hurt,just say "ok". Then later on, use the memory to your advantage at an opportune time.

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