By Anonymous - 25/07/2014 21:18 - United Kingdom - Ilkeston

Today, I got rear-ended because my ultra-clingy girlfriend wouldn't let go of my hand long enough for me to shift gears. FML
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Same thing different taste

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think its time to have a talk with her

AnOriginalName 19

At first I thought that said you rear-ended your girlfriend, OP. I guess it's unfortunate for you that you didn't.


think its time to have a talk with her

54 that's not a real solution. If she is that clingy then OP should defiantly talk to her about it.

NemusKiller 5

Much men prefer stick its nicer to drive, wow.

incoherentrmblr 21

The couple that shifts together, goes faster...

hoopgrug 5

Thank you! I'm so glad I'm not the only one to notice that

AnOriginalName 19

At first I thought that said you rear-ended your girlfriend, OP. I guess it's unfortunate for you that you didn't.

courtjester86 8

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My sentiments exactly. YDI for holding hands whilst driving a stick. OP should know better. I think you're both to blame.

askullnamedbilly 33

Also - did she really clutch his hand so hard that he couldn't shake her off, or did he not even try because he was too scared of offending her? Sitting in moving car is really not the time to be concerned about your girlfriend's sensitivities. There are other people on the road that could've seriously gotten hurt in that accident. Next time someone keeps you from driving safely, pull over and tell them to cut it off immediately.

salvorican 24

YDI OP. You really could've just pushed her hand away when you needed to shift. My boyfriends done it several times and I survived with an apology. You were the one driving and you should've had control over the situation.

that's why I want another 5 speed so I don't have to hold hands while driving

That was proven when he got in the accident.

#46 why would you hold hands while driving?? and also, why should he apologize for trying to drive safely?

I don't understand why. I drive a stick and hold hands with my girlfriend all the time. You put your hand on top of the shift knob and she puts her hand on top of yours. Been doing it for 6+ years without any issues.

I'm with #68 on this one, My Wife and I have been holding hands while I drive my stick shift for years without incident. She knows when I need to change gears and sometimes has her hand over mine while I do. Also, if failing to change gears caused OP to be rear ended then the person following was way too close and they are definitely at fault.

I drive stick as well, and that's how my boyfriend I do it or if we have linked fingers, I just take his hand with me and shift with both our hands around it.

Traffic can't stop love! Good luck with that talk OP.

Make her hold your other stick next time.

It's not that hard... And if it's that much of an issue, have her put her hand over yours on the shifter. Problem solved. Problem staying solved.

Time to explain to her how deductibles work...

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askullnamedbilly 33

Not having a girlfriend is a LOT better than having one that values emotional gestures more than basic road safety. At least being single is probably not going to get you killed.

Maybe you'd have a girlfriend if you didn't convey entire paragraphs with zero punctuation. I'm imagining a conversation where someone talks with no pauses. Seems ******* exhausting.

35, it is. One of my friends talks the way 10 just typed. She just keep going until she starts turning red in the face from lack of oxygen intake. Talking with her becomes this strange mix of annoyance and fascination. We keep trying to tell her that she doesn't have to blurt everything out quickly with no pauses, but she's still skeptical about the whole idea of taking breaths between sentences.

Omegapi197 12

I had an ex like that was way to clingy, and being single would've been better.