Do You Know How to Drive Stick Shift? [Poll]
Two juveniles failed at stealing a car in a Nashville neighborhood. According to WKRN News 11, the 15 and 17 year old's who attempted to steal the car weren't prepared to deal with a manual transmission. The juveniles approached a woman in a Kroger parking lot and grabbed the keys out of the woman's hand. When the juveniles got into her vehicle they realized they weren't in a Grand Theft Auto video game, you actually have to put in some work to get a manual transmission up and going. The kids bolted without the car and were gone in less than 60 seconds. It looks like stick shift is the best form of theft protection!
Recently, I realized I am way behind when it comes to car knowledge. My boyfriends father bought his wife her dream car about a year ago. A 1970 Orange Volkswagen Bug named Clementine. I am obsessed with this car, there is just one little problem, I don't know how to drive it. They paid a pretty penny for Clementine, so I can't learn to drive stick in the Bug. For now all I can do is take a ride when someone who knows how to drive stick shift is driving. I attempted to learn twice in high school. None of the boys I dated liked me enough to ruin their transmissions. After several fails I accepted the fact that I am just not meant to have a cool stick shift car! This makes me wonder, how many people out there really know how to drive a stick shift? I am convinced that over 80% of people out there can't drive a stick shift. Vote below!