"White Girl"

"White Girl"

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Little Advice for Ya

Honestly, when it comes to experience I don't have a whole lot of it.  Sometimes I'm a little bit short when it comes to brains and common sense too.  I like to blame it on my hair color, but that's probably a sorry excuse.  I can give you some advice though. 

1) Never assume that people outside the U.S. know how to drive.  This is not intended as a jab at their driving skills.  Its just that some people don't know how to drive a vehicle, period.  I guess I didn't understand that considering that in the U.S. the car to human ratio is 1:2.  Most of us Americans get a chance to learn how to drive as we grow up, take Driver's Ed, and own a vehicle.  Some people in other countries have never even ridden in a car let alone driven one.   

2) Whenever teenage boys ask to drive always say no.  No matter how many times they ask.  I'm assuming this applies to everywhere in the world.  In my case, Thailand especially.   

3) Never attempt to teach someone how to drive when you can't speak the same language.  Don't even let them get behind the wheel until you can explain the concepts of fast and slow, clutches, gears, and most importantly brakes.   

4) When the inevitable happens, like a car crash.  You just got to suck it up, put off that overwhelming feeling of shame and embarrassment, and call someone who can help you.  Hopefully, you are not in this alone. 

At this point, you should be sensing that there is story behind all this.  Luckily, I do know enough not to embarrass myself too much by putting it out there for all to see on the great big world of web.  Lets just say it involved the old green truck. . .

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