Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Stupid Metaphors I've Been Using to Describe my Romantic Situation Part I: Automotive

I thought I was on an on-ramp. I didn't know if it was to an interstate superhighway or a two-lane country road, but it felt like an on-ramp all the same. Then I got to the end of it and found myself on a cul-de-sac.

I was stopped at a traffic signal and it turned green, so I gave the engine a little gas and took my foot off the clutch. Then I noticed I was in third gear. The engine started rattling, the car began jerking, and I didn't know whether to try and finesse my way through or to put the clutch back in and get in the right gear. While this is happening, the car behind me pulls around and goes through the intersection. Can I blame the driver for that? Not really. But all the same it flusters me enough that I stall out. By the time I get the engine going again, the light is yellow, and I'm not sure whether or not I should risk going.

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