Home

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Driving lessons

  1. #1
    Nuri Inuki NNTP User

    Driving lessons

    I'm trying to teach my little wifey how to
    drive...uh...any tips? :/ btw, this is in a stick
    shift car. She's having trouble learning how to
    shift currently...and slow down...but I'd like
    any tips on how to teach someone how to drive in
    general as this is my first time teaching
    someone. Thanks!

    --
    Nuri
    It's not a light at the end of the tunnel,
    it's just another freight train headed your way.
    ------
    A good friend will bail you out of jail, but your
    best friend will be the one sitting next to you
    saying "That was #%$&ing awesome!"

  2. #2
    eacole NNTP User

    Re: Driving lessons

    Nuri Inuki wrote:
    > I'm trying to teach my little wifey how to
    > drive...uh...any tips? :/ btw, this is in a stick
    > shift car. She's having trouble learning how to
    > shift currently...and slow down...but I'd like
    > any tips on how to teach someone how to drive in
    > general as this is my first time teaching
    > someone. Thanks!


    I strongly recommend finding a driving school for her to attend.
    Driving is a complex set of skills that deserve to be taught by someone
    experienced in teaching them. The husband of my boss' boss teaches
    driving education in the summer; he learned how to teach it by
    "teaching" people to drive who already knew how and did their best to
    present him with every possible set of problems he could face.

    My own experience of trying to learn from my parents' instructions left
    me in tears and both of them frustrated. It would probably be better
    for your relationship to find someone else for her to be angry at.

    --
    Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you
    nothing. It was here first. ~Mark Twain

  3. #3
    dan c. NNTP User

    Re: Driving lessons

    Enroll her in a drivers' ed. class. I taught my wife how to drive a
    stick shift, but it nearly cost me a new transmission.

    Nuri Inuki wrote:
    > I'm trying to teach my little wifey how to
    > drive...uh...any tips? :/ btw, this is in a stick
    > shift car. She's having trouble learning how to
    > shift currently...and slow down...but I'd like
    > any tips on how to teach someone how to drive in
    > general as this is my first time teaching
    > someone. Thanks!
    >


  4. #4
    Keith V. Klenke NNTP User

    Re: Driving lessons

    What section of the country are you in so that I may avoid it until you get
    her up & running?

    -
    "Nuri Inuki" <nuri.inuki-spammie@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:C4h3k.395$5H4.348@kovat.provo.novell.com...
    > I'm trying to teach my little wifey how to
    > drive...uh...any tips? :/ btw, this is in a stick
    > shift car. She's having trouble learning how to
    > shift currently...and slow down...but I'd like
    > any tips on how to teach someone how to drive in
    > general as this is my first time teaching
    > someone. Thanks!
    >
    > --
    > Nuri
    > It's not a light at the end of the tunnel,
    > it's just another freight train headed your way.
    > ------
    > A good friend will bail you out of jail, but your
    > best friend will be the one sitting next to you
    > saying "That was #%$&ing awesome!"




  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    In a house
    Posts
    0

    Re: Driving lessons

    Teaching a spouse how to drive a stick shift is like trying to live in a house with 10 kids, all under 12, and expect quiet and solitude. It just ain't gonna happen.

    If you value your life, marriage and happiness, go to a driving school and drop her there. The instructor has a prescription for heavy duty drugs that he/she will take after work that you can't get.

  6. #6
    Lindsey Johnstone NNTP User

    Re: Driving lessons

    Keith V. Klenke wrote:

    > What section of the country are you in so that I may avoid it until
    > you get her up & running?
    >
    > -
    > "Nuri Inuki" <nuri.inuki-spammie@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:C4h3k.395$5H4.348@kovat.provo.novell.com...
    > > I'm trying to teach my little wifey how to
    > > drive...uh...any tips? :/ btw, this is in a stick
    > > shift car. She's having trouble learning how to
    > > shift currently...and slow down...but I'd like
    > > any tips on how to teach someone how to drive in
    > > general as this is my first time teaching
    > > someone. Thanks!
    > >
    > > -- Nuri
    > > It's not a light at the end of the tunnel,
    > > it's just another freight train headed your way.
    > > ------
    > > A good friend will bail you out of jail, but your
    > > best friend will be the one sitting next to you
    > > saying "That was #%$&ing awesome!"


    Texas. <bag>

    --
    Lindsey

  7. #7
    G of Borg NNTP User

    Re: Driving lessons

    Patience and an evacuated mall parking lot...
    think midnight to 3:00 AM.

    --
    Vista...Why risk it? Fdisk it!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,531

    Re: Driving lessons

    Nuri Inuki wrote:

    > any tips


    Don't.......

    Gonna cust you millions.........

    First for car repairs.....

    Second for credit card, when she can drive to the mall without
    supervision


    Ohhh...and by the way......

    We got two cars ;-)

    --
    Best Regards

    Tommy Mikkelsen

    IT Quality A/S
    Denmark

    Novell Support Forums SYSOP

    Please Report back any success or failure, That way we all learn

    Sorry, but no support through email

    "I hate bugs".......Tommy Lee Jones, MIB

    Be a GroupWiseR, go http://www.groupwiser.net

  9. #9
    Dave Taylor NNTP User

    Re: Driving lessons

    G of Borg <G@collectiveAB1.com> wrote in news:41i3k.425$5H4.388
    @kovat.provo.novell.com:

    > Patience and an evacuated mall parking lot...
    > think midnight to 3:00 AM.


    Yup, and also try to draw out how the clutch plate works and how the two
    sides like to be at the same speed when you let it out and how the
    relationship between rpm and landspeed and gears all works together.
    Still want to explain it to her?

    Don't bother teaching down shifting EXCEPT for hills both down and up and
    anticipating shifts and always have the radio off so she can hear the
    engine. Open the windows a little bit to get more engine noise.
    Brakes are for stopping. Unless she gets the rpm to gear correctish when
    shifting, she will just burn out clutches and they cost more than brake
    pads!

    I gave my wife's friend some tips on parking in an empty lot and she was
    not really very good. I did not enjoy it at all. She had really bad
    clutch feathering control and no grasp of how things are backwards when
    reversing. She would over compensate and then go too slow or too fast or
    turn to sharply or not sharply enough...


    --
    Ciao, Dave

  10. #10
    Nuri Inuki NNTP User

    Re: Driving lessons

    Dave Taylor wrote:

    >
    > I gave my wife's friend some tips on parking in
    > an empty lot and she was not really very good.
    > I did not enjoy it at all. She had really bad
    > clutch feathering control and no grasp of how
    > things are backwards when reversing. She would
    > over compensate and then go too slow or too
    > fast or turn to sharply or not sharply enough...


    That sounds awfully familiar...maybe I will call
    those driving schools...

    --
    Nuri
    It's not a light at the end of the tunnel,
    it's just another freight train headed your way.
    ------
    A good friend will bail you out of jail, but your
    best friend will be the one sitting next to you
    saying "That was #%$&ing awesome!"

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •