By thanksdad - 03/07/2012 01:20 - United States - Beaverton

Today, my dad was helping my fiancé and me move. On the way, someone sideswiped the trailer. When the police came, we found my dad had a suspended license, no insurance, and a broken tail light. No one else could drive a manual, so we were stuck in a parking lot for 3 hours. Thanks, dad. FML
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YDI for not knowing how to drive a manual.

Daddy was just trying to help):


It's bad enough getting pulled over but no insurance??? That just sucks

I voted FYL solely because you lived in a trailer

I voted FYL solely because you lived in a trailer

A manual isn't that hard to drive it took me an hour to get it down to where I shifted smoothly. You really need to learn how to drive a stick shift.

solosohigh 15

how shallow of you. I think they were using a moving trailer (such as uhaul) to move their stuff, not actually living in a trailer. but who cares if they were?

24 - you're and idiot. They don't/didn't live in a trailer. They were using a moving trailer attached to their car to move their stuff. FYL OP, but 3 hours isn't much so that's not horrible. But it still sucks.

AgentSmith79 9

Dumbasses, learn to read. Both of you. He wasn't pulled over, someone hit them and the cops responded to the accident. And they don't LIVE in a trailer, they were HAULING a trailer with all their stuff in it.

I seriously read the top comments and just sighed, but as I read on, there is hope for the human race!! You two idiots need to learn how to read and expand your vocabulary.

No insurance only "sucks" because the guy is too stupid to realize why he needs it...

He procrastinated on getting those just a little to long.

Vball6 19

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TheUnholyApple 6

There is one. "My Comments" anyone?

..There already is as #6 stated.

Vball6 19

I was talking about the app lol.

AgentSmith79 9

Add the fmls you comment on to your favs.

KiddNYC1O 20

I agree with #4. Last I was told, the site and app aren't run by same group though.

Daddy was just trying to help):

Now that's a true redneck father!

cassiebear7652 7

Oh yes. Oregon in filled with rednecks.

lildups 0

Atleast he was generous enough to help!

TheUnholyApple 6

Where's Mom when you need her?

YDI for not knowing how to drive a manual.

People like me want to learn, but it's harder in a country dominated by automatics

A-fucking-greed. If you can't drive Manuel, then learn. You can drive ANYTHING then. I lol at my friends who can't haha. Or anyone else

I hate the fact that if you want a manual car, it's almost impossible to find a second hand one!

hotPinklipstick 24

29- I'm sure that driving manual is much easier than driving Manuel considering Manuel is a name, not a form of a shifting mechanism offered in a car.

30) manual cars get about 5 more mpg because you can control when the shift is. Hence in the current economy, they get snatched up pretty quick....

peachesncreem 21

29 - I don't think my boyfriend would appreciate it if I tried to drive Manuel.

In my country we have to learn how to drive manual or we don't get a license...

How can you even get a license without learning how to drive with a stick!

55: But first you'd have to learn when to shift with your car. The reason there's better mileage is because a practiced human can make better calls than a computer on changing gears. But having an amateur drive manual is probably worse than driving automatic. (But of course practice makes perfect.)

Omg. YDI because they didn't learn how to drive a manual car... That is the dumbest thing I've heard of...

It's not really OPs fault for not knowing how to drive stick. When I learned how to drive both my parents had autos so I never had the chance to learn in a manual.

Manual isn't hard at all. It has got to be the easiest thing ever. Automatics take the fun out of driving. The first few times of being at a red light or stop sign can be nerve wracking with cars behind you, so people tend to stall more.

I'm 17 and I was taught to learn a manual before an automatic. I live in Canada. It was a perfect method to learn proper driving.

FYL, OP. Hopefully things go smoothly from this point on. Your dad owes you one, in my opinion. Getting side-swiped is bad enough on its own.

No. He messed that up. I feel like he should make it up to her. Buy her ice cream or something, I don't know. But obviously he was negligent. Driving with a suspended license? Exactly.

OP's dad hindered the move because of his negligence. If everything had gone on without a hitch, it would be appropriate for OP to properly thank her dad and move on.

hisgirlherboy 5

It's not like OP's dad TRIED to get side swiped.

Ok manual is not fucking rocket science there is a clutch petal next to the brake that u push in and move the shifter to shift gears... Kinda like a bike but when u shift u push the clutch that's the only difference. God people are dumb

Why would you even attempt to drive a car if you had no real lessons on driving that specific type? That's a fuck-up waiting to happen.

Thank you for that. I'm sure all the people reading this comment can take their newfound knowledge and just go drive a clutch right now! Seriously, learning to drive a clutch at all, let alone driving one well, takes training and practice. It is NOT common knowledge, especially with so many cars with an automatic transmission. It may not be hard for those of us that know how, but to someone who has never driven one, it very well may be like rocket science.

Michael_92 20

No need to be so rude. These things might not come as naturally to others as you. Learning when to shift takes patience and skill and more than 30 seconds.

If you learn to use your brain and drive a manual you will be licensed to drive both an automatic and a manual. But if you think using your hand, foot and brain is too hard then learning in an automatic means you're limited to automatic and things like this happen. I suppose there were only automatics around when OP started to drive but they could have looked. Many still drive manual. In the uk most instructors have a manual car because they want as many customers as possible, plus they will be happier knowing they can drive both.

Cause everyone knows how to drive a motorcycle, therefore everyone knows how to drive a clutch. God people are ignorant.

I'm pretty sure he meant pedal bike. There is still a clutch on motorcycles so they're kinda exactly the same. So yes, people, including you, are ignorant.

Tell me ONE way riding a bike is the same as driving a clutch, then I'll accept being called ignorant. Til then, I will still stick with what I said. Either way, driving a clutch is way different than a bike OR motorcycle.

In the UK ALL instructors have a manual car. The drivers license you get is for a manual car. Getting an automatic only license is unheard of. I'm not even sure if it's offered.

It really just depends were you live Manual autos are nearly non-existent in PA. We are not required to learn manual, I took my test on an automatic, and have never had a reason to drive manual.

We only learn to drive manuals in the Netherlands. That way we can drive all cars without any problems :)

Shows how lazy people are these days, it's so easy. And it helps when driving in the snow.

flyfgw 3

Driving a motorcycle and manual car are exactly the same, the both have clutches gas and brakes... You couldn't even drive a beginner motorcycle say a Kawasaki ninja 250.