Monday, November 24, 2014

Shifty Business


I confess, I occasionally have a hard time finding reverse on our stick shifts, but in my defense:

Our Dodge Ram Pickup

The Chevy chore pickup

My parents' Dodge Ram pickup (shown in actual position)

The International grain truck

Seriously. Can't we all just come to some kind of agreement?



Fiona Lowe said...

When I was a kid living in PNG, my mother was lent a Volkswagon Beetle while our car was in the shop. She could not find reverse because it was very different from the car she was used to so for a week we only drove forward! Fortunately, we had a circular drive and it was a really small town :-)

ABEhrhardt said...

I sympathize. At least you can drive a shift! And the good Lord gave us eyes.

I have a similar problems every time I get into a different car and can't figure out how to work the windshield wipers.


Kari Lynn Dell said...

LOL Fiona. We once had the same problem while on a rodeo trip in North Dakota, but it was because the transmission in the pickup was failing and reverse was the first gear to go.

And I hear you on the windshield wipers, Alicia. Our Dodge and my parents' Dodge are one year apart in age and the wiper switch is on opposite sides of the steering wheel. And don't even get me started on the headlights. One Dodge is on the turn signal lever, my Jeep is on the opposite side, and our Dodge has a button on the dashboard. Sheesh.