...here comes Speed Racer!
She's a demon on wheels!
(if you don't get the reference, here....let me help)
And, YES...our speed racer is a SHE!! My good buddy Sandy is not only a race car driver but a racing instructor. That there be her fancy "regular street car" parked behind my humble cross-over SUV.
Today she came over and took MyFavoriteKid out for a little driving lesson. He's nearing the end of his permit time and getting ready for his actual behind the wheel test to get his license.
She was not teaching him how to drive like he owned the track, but she was teaching him some tricks about how to handle a vehicle more safely and especially how to really pay attention to what other drivers are doing on the road and how they telegraph their idiocy just before they do something ass-y. In other words, she gave him a good sound "defensive driving" lesson. I suspect that defensive lectures get absorbed by the teenage brain more deeply when it comes from someone other than their mom....and especially when the person "lecturing" is someone as cool as Sandy :-) (And I doubt she lectured, actually....she's much cooler than that, and lecturing isn't quite her style anyhow)
What a treat for MyFK!
And for me!!
I hope she wasn't pulling my leg when she said he was a good driver....because her approval helped me relax just a wee bit more from my now frequent passenger seat perch.
I keep hoping that soon will come the day when he chauffeurs me around while I knit!