The Driving Lesson
All right, that hill start wasn’t so bad was it?
Be careful now, think about each gear as you pull up to the junction.
Check out that classy gear change, Dad – fourth all the way down to second.
Don’t get too big headed – now into first.
Fairly good, but don’t over-rev it like that on each down change.
Gosh, where did that motorbike come from?
How about looking in your mirror then – come on, my girl, concentrate!
I'm trying my best, Dad, don’t be so hard on me.
Just relax then, you need to let your subconscious mind take control, let the car drift up to the stop sign.
Kant says that space, time, and causation are mere sensibilities; "things-in-themselves" exist, but their nature is unknowable, or least that is what my college lecturer says, so maybe that’s why I did not stop on the line.
Lecturers in Philosophy don't always make good drivers – come on, get ready, there's a gap after that lorry.
Mirror, signal, manoeuvre - there, got it right that time!
Now, don't get cocky - we've got that tricky roundabout to do next.
Put it into third gear now…
Quit hassling me, Dad!
Right, I’ll shut up then!
Sure, I bet!
Take the third exit.
Unfortunately, if we want to go home, we need to take the second.
Very good, that would be fine normally, but we need to go Tesco, otherwise we are going to run out of petrol, something I’m sure your sister would have spotted when she was learning.
Xanthe passed first time, remember!
You’ve always loved her more than me – right, I’m walking home from here!
Zoe…ZOE -for goodness sake, come back!!