Just As I Thought

You are what you drive

I dropped off my car at the dealer this morning to have her wonky fuel gauge system fixed, and I’m now driving a loaner: a Toyota Camry.
Ugh. I had no idea how used to my Prius I was until my drive to work, when I felt like a teenager learning to drive for the first time. The brakes are weird. The accelerator is bizarre and I keep jerking it when I step on the gas. I can’t read the spedometer and have no idea how fast I’m going. I keep reaching for the “Power” button. I forget that you have to turn the key to start it. I can’t figure out how to lock the doors. There’s a gear shift instead of a joystick. The radio is confusing. The heat is too hot. I can’t figure out how to move the seat back. It’s loud. And the engine is always running.
The work on my car could take more than a week. I don’t know how I am going to survive.

1 comment

  • On your way to San Jose you should stop by and drive my truck.. a full-sized Chevy w/ a 5.3L V-8 that gets (I’m not kidding) 18 miles to the gallon- HIGHWAY.
    Anyway, I’ll let you drive that and see how long it takes you to have a stroke.

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