Sunday, January 23, 2011
Driving Miss Raisy
According to s study I read, 65% of people surveyed believe they're in the top half of the world's best drivers.
This means 15% of people are not only sucky drivers, they're sucky drivers who think they're Jimmie Johnson.
I don't have that problem: I know I'm a lousy driver.
Okay, lousy might be an overstatement (or not, I'll let you judge), but I'm definitely in the bottom 50%.
Why, you ask, do I say that?
1) As you might have already inferred if you're a regular reader, my mind wanders a lot, and never more than when I'm behind the wheel. People who are in a fog do NOT make the most with-it drivers.
2) And I'm worse when I have other people in the car. Because I may be absent as a driver, but I'm very present as a conversationalist.
3) I have, ahem, challenges, in the arena of spatial concepts. I have a lot of trouble figuring out where things are in relation to each other. For example, I can't stand in my basement and tell you what room is overhead. It's not that I can't reason it out. I can look out the window and say, "Oh, there's the driveway, and the dining room window looks out on the driveway, so I must be under the dining room," but to just stand there and somehow know? Not happening.
4) This means that I occasionally run into things. Like posts. And garage door frames. And card-swipe gizmos.
Anyway, told you all that to tell you this: I'm looking for folks to form a carpool from Riverside to downtown Dayton.