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The Driving Lesson

Story ID:7842
Written by:bobby o'neill mitchum (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Fiction
Location:Phenix City Alabama U.S.A.
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One day not long ago I was visiting my Aunt when her old maid sister drove up in a new car,Sne proceeded to park the car in the drive way and went in to visit with my aunt,her sister after the visit was concluded,my Aunt asked me to go out side and help Her sister back out of the driveway,it was a long driveway,I did as I was asked and backed the car into the road and headed up the street,put the car into the park gear and cut the motor off,the sister and I talked a few minutes about several things like how nice the day was,her new car ect.ect. where upon the sister got into her new car,cranked it up and put it into drive,evidently she ment to touch the brake pedal but stepped on the gas instead,the car roared up the street at 50 mph,across the main highway and into the bushes on the other side of the high way,I was startled and scared and started to trot up the road to see if she was hurt when the car came roaring backwards across the main highway and down the street past where I was standing open mouthed (She had apparently yanked the car into reverse while still pushing the gas pedal) she finally got the car stopped in about the same place where I had parked it after backing it out of the drive way,The sister leaned out of the drivers side window and nonchalantly said "Yes indeed,it is a very nice day" so saying she drove off at the normal speed of 30mph
Bob Mitchum