By gilbirds - 07/02/2013 00:49 - United States - Marysville

Today, my dad took me to the empty parking lot of Wal-Mart to try driving for the first time. All was well until he shouted at me for going too slow, which startled me into jerking the wheel and simultaneously stomping on the gas. I don't think Geico covers a Wal-Mart-sized dent in one's car. FML
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OP here! I can't believe this got posted. Moreover, I can't believe I forgot to log in. *facepalm* For those commenting about there being no such thing as an empty Wal-Mart parking lot, it was the rarely-used back lot where virtually no one goes. So it was deserted enough for a rookie's practice.

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15 minutes in the Walmart parking lot didn't save you money on car insurance huh..

I would like to say it only gets better while driving with parents.. But it doesn't. Better luck next time, OP.


I would like to say it only gets better while driving with parents.. But it doesn't. Better luck next time, OP.

Every time im driving with my mum, she holds her heart and the door hand simultaneously when i step on the gas... parents suck. :P

I am starting to wonder what kind of parents you guys have.. Either that, or I am extremely lucky with mine

oj101 33

My parents used to pull the handbrake everytime I didn't stall the car, and it was actually moving along. Kind of defeats the objective huh?

My dad often fell asleep! Don't worry op, they'll chill out more as you get better!

MasterTron 24

I almost hit an $80,000 mersades in a wal-mart parking lot.

am I the only one wondering why this Walmart parking lot was empty??

Maybe it was late at night? What a stupid question.

My Dad used to make me a nervous wreck while driving (even though I only practiced with him after I'd had four two-hour lessons). He'd hiss every time I turned a corner, it was a nightmare. Which is why I started practicing with my brother (who is younger than me, but got his licence at 17 - I didn't bother until after college, when I turned 25, at which point he'd had the licence long enough to teach) and my boyfriend. Way less freak outs.

My mom would hold onto the handle on the roof and the door. I'd purposely floor it to piss her off. My dad didn't give a **** and usually texted. Parents need to be more relaxed or they make us more nervous and put us in a bad "driving state".

VampTat 10

15 minutes in the Walmart parking lot didn't save you money on car insurance huh..

oj101 33

OP can simply go into Walmart and buy another insurance packet for $0.01, but with an unadvertised $2000 subscription fee with stringent conditions.

stevenJB 25

I never thought driving was difficult. I kinda just figured it out on my first go haven't had accidents or anything. I guess some people are different >.>

Same here, Nowadays i occassionally do some donuts or handbrake turns to look cool. Not too often though or you'll be doubling your mechanic's salary hahaha

No, but you could probably get new parts inside of Wal-Mart. They may be plastic, but I'm sure you'll be fine.

It's not like fixing a car is expensive or anything.

may651 14

It's ok honey things happen. So how bad did your dad kill u? :)

... Your comment started out good, but it was a roller coaster drop once you started the second sentence.

bizarre_ftw 21

Well I don't know about ******* walmart, but she certainly did ram them

good news is Walmart probably sells parts to fix the car for cheap.

Imhere4fml 24

Is it dejavu or did read something like this a tad earlier?

nnnope 26

And this is why I learned from a driving instructor. His name was Pete. I miss Pete.

Imhere4fml 24

Mine was called Lee. I miss Lee.

Epikouros 31

One of my driving instructors was called Kickie. I would step on the gas if he walked in front of my car. That jerk would stop the car and give me a 10 minute lecture whenever I made a mistake.

nnnope 26

35 - well we don't miss Kickie.

I had two driving instructor. One was named Mo. I miss Mo. The other was named Patrick. I miss Patrick.

nnnope 26

Well Frankly this thread is getting a little too redundant. Sorry, I had to.

Mine was crazy new age hippie guy! I miss you crazy new age hippie guy!

BlackBlazeCobra 16

Driving the first few times is scary, yeah. You'll get used to it, meanwhile your dad should learn to be a bit more gentle.

Grand Thief Auto or Crazy Taxi? ***First known driving lessons for many.

bizarre_ftw 21

As far as hypothesizes go, I can't decide whether that would create better or worse drivers........ -_^ *actually continues to ponder this* *does fully realize that pondering this is the same as keeping track of the points on Whose Line*

My first was Need for Speed II. On PC. That, and Mariokart on the SNES. I still get the urge to swerve whenever I see a banana peel.

starcrossddream 14

Mario Cart 64 and Gran Turismo on PS2