I heard a horn blaring. Who the hell is that?? The gate at the railway level crossing has just been opened and there is a rush of vehicles moving in either direction inch by inch. Who is the fool who thinks he can get through this rush by honking so loud?? I myself am sandwiched between a huge van belonging to English Clay India Ltd in front and a few motorbikes and a Maruti car behind. A few minutes back I had seen this flashy red car trying to creep in on me from the wrong side. Scare the woman out of her wits and get ahead of her is the motto of many men drivers. It gives them a kick, this chance to show off their ‘manliness’ by rudely pushing aside a woman driver. I have seen such vermin around a lot, though I have been driving only for about 10 years.
Normally at such times I let the pests in a tearing hurry, who in local parlance are in urgent need of vaayu gulika (pills for gas trouble), go ahead. I don’t think a minute or two is going to make much difference to me. When you are in dire need of those pills, it does make a difference I guess and so it’s better to let them move ahead. Of course there is another school of thought that does not support this Vaayu Gulika Theory. These pushing women drivers off the road guys are just ‘little’ show-offs that you knew back in your nursery days. For them you are like the little girl, the scaredy cat whom they liked to scare and feel great about it. See how Macho I am!! Look, I am first, Yaaaay! Grown men in appearance may be, but no better than little boys at their ‘who is better’ games.
Yet today I just ignored him and remained right behind the van in front of me. Not because I wanted to join in his game of one-upmanship (Would I deign??) but because there was no way he could push past me, there just was not enough space even if I wanted to let the man go ahead. So I kept right behind the van moving inch by slow inch ahead. That is when I heard the insistent blaring of the horn. Who the hell is it?? I remember thinking. There was no point blaring horns in this mad rush.
Right about then there is the flashy red car alongside me again or as far along side as the Aspiring Road Hog could get. “Go slow.. go slow” he shouts at me. Go slow?? None of us in that jam packed situation could either move forward or backward any faster unless of course like Superman we decided to abandon our vehicles and shoot off into the sky. And for that we would have had to open the doors of the car which was near to impossible right then.
“Can’t you see vehicles coming??” You mean like those creeping upon me from behind and on my wrong side to boot?? I glanced to my right side to see if I had transgressed. Vehicles were moving at the forced leisurely pace and I saw no frowns on any of the faces that were crossing me to go the other way. As it is I am right behind this huge van and I know I am not hindering anyone or hogging any space.
“You could have had bad scratches on your car, the way you are going!!” Like when this flashy red car brushes against my van while trying to get in front from the wrong side?? And where was I ‘going’ or better still how could I do any ‘going’ in this bumper to bumper traffic the way he makes it look??!!
What is it with some men drivers?? I know all the jokes doing the rounds about women drivers and their lack of skills while behind the wheels. Oh come on, give me a break!! We all know jokes are meant to be laughed at. They DO NOT SPEAK TRUTH. In fact jokes hide the truth. Don’t tell me the Irish and Sardrajis are all what they are made out to be, not to mention the jokes about all those poor men who suffer at the hands of women when in reality out in the big bad world the majority of women are silently suffering and quite far from being considered equals.
Take this Man in the Flashy Red Car whom I met this morning on my way to Kochuveli station to pick up my junior son (Yaaaay! My son is home!!) He probably has heard quite a few of them jokes about women drivers and sadly believes them to be true. That probably makes him feel justified in making supercilious remarks though he is the one encroaching road space. It infuriates him that I was not intimidated by his tactics and let him forge ahead. I had no time to answer him and even if I had would I have condescended to, for would that not have brought me down to his level?? I had better things to do, like to concentrate on what’s happening on the road, to keep with the rest so that those behind me were not inconvenienced.
I have noticed this superiority complex of men when it comes to women drivers on the road. It is NOT about the poor driving skills of women, not at all. It is plain inability to accept a lady driver. I have observed that men don’t mind when other men make the same mistakes that they accuse women of. They gladly suffer fool drivers if they are men. But women… that’s different. Even if you are good behind the wheels it is not good enough. You are a woman, what else can be expected of you! read the expressions. Fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, men-friends… they are all guilty of this crime.
One day I watched my brother take a U-turn on the busy road from Pattam to Kesavadasapuram. There were no dividers those days or prescribed places where you were allowed to take U-turns like the present. It was a free for all situation. He just made the turn while other vehicles stopped to let him pass. I marveled at the patience of the drivers on the road. All hell would have broken loose if it had been me. Disdainful looks and condescending smirks and exasperated sighs apart, ’What the hell does she think she is doing??’ ‘Ha! Give them a vehicle and they think they own the world!’ would have been some of the nicer things I would have heard. Why?? Is it because I would have taken a longer time?? Oh no siree. Get facts right. I am a woman, isn’t that reason enough??!!
There is a one way leading from the University end to Spencer Junction. You are allowed to park on one side of that road. One has to slow down a bit to look for availability of parking space. That is what EVERYONE including the men do. But whenever I have done so I have people (read men) honk in impatience. What the hell does she think she is doing holding up the traffic?? There are men who stop their cars to let out whole hordes of family members, even talk to them before parking their cars blocking the road for minutes together. Hello, why don’t I hear any horns blaring?? Ahh, now I get it. Women are magical creatures who should know in advance about the parking space available ahead even when its not visible to the naked eye, through their x-ray vision!! Or …or… is it simply that ‘how dare that silly Woman make Man wait’??!!
One day a Man in his Ambassador car chased me and made me veer off the road, bringing me to a stop. My mistake?? I stopped him from turning first. My friend who was with me was simply amazed. ‘I was on the main road and you were coming from the side road, so I had right of way’ says he. Oh really??!! You think I don’t know such rules being a woman?? But I would suggest, kindly of course, that you better go and brush up your knowledge about main roads and side roads. Naturally, I said none of those things. There are plenty of street dogs in our locality and sometimes they bark a lot. Even if that irritates me do you find me barking back at them.
Once, an elderly male relative asked me, whether I had ever driven through the road at Chalai. I haven’t for the simple reason that finding a parking space is tough. What’s the point when you have to park quite a distance away?? ‘That’s tough job’ he says in a voice barely hiding the I knew you weren’t up to it tone in it, as if not having done so in some way disqualified me from the Elite Driving Club. Driving through Chalai is tough??!!!! A one way that goes through a busy market area bustling with people is tough driving?? I almost laughed at the gentleman. Yeah it must be for those of the men who are always in a tearing hurry to get those vaayu gulika I spoke of earlier. But why should it be for someone who has control over her vehicle provided the brakes are in good condition??!! Beats me!
While at the vegetable shop one day, I heard a man’s raised voice and turned around to find him finding fault with a middle aged lady who had parked her car next to his scooter. The lady got out and locking her car smilingly and gently told him, ‘..but I have not hit your scooter.’
“You were very close to!” Looking around at those waiting in the shop for approval and sympathy, he said,
“Last week a lady driver hit my scooter damaging it badly..” The emphasize on the ‘lady’ couldn’t be missed by anyone. I almost asked him if he would have preferred his scooter to have been damaged by a ‘gentleman’ driver.
“…and I had to spend quite a lot” His eyes now rested on me seeking understanding of his predicament. I gave him a blank stare. I had to bite forcefully on my tongue to stop myself from asking him sweetly if his workshop charged him for repairs according to the sex of the driver who hit the vehicle. Also, would he have been happier and more mentally at ease if the accident was caused by a male driver??
Of course didn’t you know there were no accidents before women started driving. Aren’t all car accidents everywhere in the world caused by women drivers?? Men are such perfect drivers. Aren’t they?? Ahh well, if they want to live in their delusional world who am I to stop them?? The only thing I wonder about is if they are so confident about their skills why do they make so much noise about it?? You know what they say, bullies are really cowards at heart and applying the same logic……
Some trivia: I took to driving very late in life at 39 to be precise. There were men, some late bloomers like me who were learning along with me. I never found they were any better or quicker than me. In fact the Asan (teacher) used to let me drive when he was occupied. As soon as I got my license he gave me the go ahead saying I didn’t need any more practice driving. Let me also add that the three Martians in my house don’t roll their eyes at me when I drive. In fact they have always appreciated my mastering the skill. Both my sons have complimented me at different times for different reasons and I value those words more than any certificate. The only niggling thing that bothers me when I take my car out is parking space and its availability.
More on woes of a woman on the road:
On the Road from Monika
i learned to drive the car at 35 years old (years ago..) and my husband say:oh la la!!!trouble is comming!!
In France is an expression “woman is driving” that mean : all catastrophes are comming!!
your texte is so nice again!!!continue!!
Isabel, oh no, in France too huh??!! Glad you stopped by! 🙂
Shail, do you know why men are like floor tiles?
Becos if you lay them right the first time, you can walk all over them for years!!! [No Pun Intended]
Maybe its time for the revolt of the lady drivers and for the chauvinistic male drivers to be relaid…..properly this time!!!
🙂 🙂 🙂
BTW, I have a plethora of Men jokes, so if anyone’s interested……:) 🙂 🙂
I learnt driving very late too, at 39, and am still marveling at it 🙂 It is true that some men find it difficult to accept women drivers, and at times, they give you an almost astonished look. I think smaller cities are tougher on women.
Rekha, I like that revolt of the lady drivers bit. I feel its high time Trivandrumites got a taste of it. …And of course jokes of any kind are always welcome! 🙂 🙂
IMH, there you have it: tougher in smaller cities.
Bravo! And Kudos!!!
I wonder why there is no response from a male yet??? 😀 .. Hehehehehe!
[That was smuggggg, as it can get!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P]
You said it Shail, you said it, so true! I’ve been driving for more than 25 years now… before I even got my learners’.. practices with my brothers… taught both my sons 😀 !! And still…. and this gets me really really really … freaking mad … [shall not deign to use the #&$%^!**$##$%%%!!!!!!!] to have other drivers, READ MALE, act as if I was a novice. Of course they dont have the faintest notion as to the no of years I have been driving.. but that is the only excusable thing.. lolzzz :D!!
I thought this is more intense in Kerala.. but reading from Isabel, I see that its pretty universal. Especially when it comes to these railway crossings, overtaking, turning in from side roads; you can see that gleam in their eye, when they spot a silly goose of woman at the wheel…. my answer to give a loooonnngggg train like honk.. and step on the accelerator. It scares them no end.. and I’m left hooting.. :D!!
So far its been safe; now, my little son has decided I’m not safe on roads anymore.. too much aggression, I believe.. 😛 !! Told him to take a hike… heheheh!
Need I say? I LOVED THIS POST!!!!!!
Hats off to your patience and the ability to be amused in the most annoying situations. Yes, Men do have an intolerance… And its pretty much about anything that a woman does that they “think” they do well. I dont see that much here in the US but then I have My husband.. although he was the one who helped me get the license here, I dont drive when hes in the car. I go alone or take the my little ones around, but I cant stand his commentary about my driving when he is in the car.. so well, he has the honourable position as My Chauffer. In the US, only really really Wealthy people can afford a chauffer, but here I am, a middle class nobody with a Chauffer of my Own. Could life be anymore blissful?(giggling)
I got a license when I was 24 and I drove for about 6 months in India but once I came to the US it was a different ball game. I havent yet mastered going at 65-70 mph on the highway here and changing lanes in that speed… it scares the “Chi” out of me.
In Tvm, whenever a car ahead moves slowly, my dad says, ‘must be a woman’ and to my dismay, he’s usually right 😦 Dunno why?!!! To be honest, I am scared of driving in Tvm. But in the US or Singapore, I simply love driving and can’t find out any gender difference, except for a pan-gender lack of road courtesy in S’pore. Wonder why?!!!
“...my answer to give a loooonnngggg train like honk.. and step on the accelerator” Hahahaha!! No wonder your little son thinks you are not safe on the roads any more, Usha! 😉 Why am I not surprised that you have understood this post so well?! Ahh I know! You live (and drive) in God’s Own Country too. Reason enough, I guess! 😉 I used to take my elder son for practice drives too and my husband’s colleague remarked “I have seen dads teaching sons to drive, but a mom, never!!” Lol.
Patience I have in plenty Rashmi! 😉 Wow! A Chauffeur of your Own, think of that!! 😉 My Martian never gives running commentary or else that would have been that…my patience just about stops there. 😛 Lol. Ha, I am sure you will be speeding along and changing lanes with expertise soon enough!
Ganga, unfortunately that is true. I have myself identified women drivers the same as your dad. But I would like to ask, how it is that these women lack confidence??!! Has anyone given them a helping hand in boosting their confidence, telling them they can do it. More likely that someone’s been after them pushing down their confidence levels to new lows making fun of them and telling them they are doing everything wrong!! I have seen most men either shouting, criticizing, blaming, or making fun, especially when in company of others. People like me (and many women even now) have not been brought up the same way as men. We lack the exposure or the confidence. It naturally reflects on this new skill we acquire at least for some time. Some are able to outgrow it faster and some never.
Once a lady approached me to accompany her as she said she didn’t care to go any more for practice sessions with her husband who made fun of her when she made mistakes. The first day I went out with her, she stopped at the busy Vazhuthacaud junction, ostensibly for the traffic, innocent me assumed. Instead she said, “I can’t Mrs Mohan. You drive!” I was naturally shocked. I told her of course she could do it, to just wait for the traffic to clear and I would tell her when to move forward. This fear was normal, she would see it would vanish once she crossed this junction. That lady now drives around happily and is an expert. Now just tell me what most men would have done under the circumstance and whether that reaction (exaggerated at most times) would have helped her in any way. Yes women sometimes drive slowly. But you know where my fingers point!!
Omigosh is this a blog in itself or what??!!!
Oh Oh.. hats off to you !!
I learnt driving when I was 18 but even after so many years nobody allows me to drive. 😦
My family members get off as soon as they know that I’ll be at the steering. 😦
They call me a truck driver.. Ha Ha Ha…
Why ? I am good on highways. 😛
sunder ( radhakrishnan) said:
Yes, this is a general perception we have. But i cant substantiate with my own experience. My wife is a very rash driver.
When we came here ( muscat) the driving instructor said, ap tho kumsor hey, apka biwi acha chalathi kadi ..i tell him, backhome she only drives the car and i use it only in week end..but i got my license in first attempt..
Like yu have stated in the previous comment, it is just the confidence level..
Shail- I am so proud of you and the other women drivers here! I have also observed that most men are MCPs when it comes to women drivers.
I hold a driving license but cannot muster up enough courage to actually drive when I am on my own. It is surprising, since I am not timid in other situations.:)
My own sons dont like my driving, considering I drove them around the town (and I live in Haryana!) before they got their licence. I would love to have them do the chauffeur duties – but when I say that, my driving becomes absolutely acceptable to them LOL.
Hi Shail mam!
May the beauty of Diwali Season Fill your home with Happiness and May the coming year Provide you with all that bring you Joy!
Wishing You & Your Family a Bright & Colorful Diwali 🙂
The only driving i do is round the bend
Thats where, my beloved men, i do send
Long ago i gave up driving
Ended all that needless striving
But you go, Girls! All my cheering, to you, i lend!
Cuckoo, ROTFLOL. Truck driver??!! Glad you dropped in. Being a late starter and also due to my very nature, I am always hesitant about whether I can or not. But once behind the wheels I am comfortable so long as there aren’t people in flashy red cars giving unsolicited advice on how to keep my van scratch free! 😉
Sunder, the general perception maybe true, due to the confidence factor I spoke of, but individual cases differ, like in the case of your wife, whom you are referring to as ‘rash’ driver. 😀 I had neighbor, a lady, who used to go vrooooooom reversing out of her garage blindly and so fast. I used to dread the day I would be returning and meeting her vroooming out. I would have been dead duck if that had happened!!
Manju, I am timid in lot of other situations, but I don’t mind driving. In fact I love it and wish I could have started earlier. Most men are MCPs when it comes to women drivers. Maybe the coming years will change things, at least for the next-to-next generation if not the immediate next.
Ritu, Haha! I can guess. Mom’s driving preferable to chauffeuring eh?? Hmm… I haven’t yet reached that stage. I mean , they aren’t around to chauffeur me and haven’t started on criticizing as yet. 😛
Vikram, a VERY HAPPY DIWALI to you too. Thank you for your wishes! 🙂
Gulshan, we do tend to send then round the bend with our actions, don’t we??!! 😛 Thanks for the cheering!! 🙂
Shail a very Happy Diwali to you 🙂
Lol. Hi Again, Shail. One of my favorite topics in your blog – women driving.:D
If men think they drive better of faster or smarter than me, they will wake up from a bad dream – hahaha!
well, sharing experiences, i can’t drive. i have learned driving, but under an extremely paranoid dad who believes in holding the steering wheel from the passenger seat at all times and would quite audibly step on an imaginary brake whenever a vehicle comes in the vicinity. needless to say, the tutelage ended in a disaster :D. if i ever drive on the roads, i would be one of the women drivers who men should really watch out for (heh heh)
IMH, thank you for the wishes. Hope you had a lovely Diwali!! 🙂
Melody, thrilled to see you. ……..And I agree with you! 😉
Roopa, the skill of a person (read woman) in driving depends a lot on the capability of the teacher as also her own eagerness and wish to learn as also other factors. As for me, I had good teachers (my husband and the driving instructor at the driving school) and also a very strong desire which to a large extent helped me overcome came my inborn diffidence. And maybe I just enjoy proving people wrong!! 😉 ..and OMIGOSH, here comes Roopa, MAKE WAYYY!! MAKE WAYYYYYY!!
“It is NOT about the poor driving skills of women, not at all. It is plain inability to accept a lady driver”
: the whole concept of the blog is in this ONE sentence…
I have been driving since 2003 in Trivandrum, and God knows what all i heard from passing motorbikers, autorikshaw drivers, and other car drivers , who all want a RACE or who thinks they are into Formula 1, everytime they see a woman driving!!!
This June when a private bus ‘kili’ (the person other than the conductor, who thinks public road belongs to his family) uttered something abusive at me in a very busy roundabout in Attingal-Kollam NH at peakhr (8am-10am).
Hearing this my dad and my husband who were with me (but in back seat) got out of my car to face him and i didnt see the ‘kili’ out of the bus , after that…..[I BELIEVE HE WAS THOROUGHLY CONFUSED ABOUT WHY 2 MEN SAT BEHIND WHILE A WOMAN DROVE THE CAR!!! ] seeing the empty front seat he thot i was driving alone , and that was when he remebered that NH belonged to his family!!!
Almost everytime i am selectively deaf to these, somehow it has become my habit- one adv of being a woman is to shut down her ears when she wants !!!!!
Here, in Ireland its different. I got my driving license in my first attempt and with just one fault.(Hubby had 5 faults in his second attempt). Also if your car is insured in the name of a woman(ours is), insurance amt is less and while selling a car, if it belonged to a ‘lady owner’ it usually means clean car -inside and outside and car sells fast…(our old car was sold within a week cos of that)
but there i go back again to my own hometown where i have been driving for 5 yrs and i get almost vulgar abusive comments!!!
—>I had to bite forcefully on my tongue to stop myself from asking him sweetly if his workshop charged him for repairs according to the sex of the driver who hit the vehicle.<—-
he he he that was too good….u shud have asked that, so innocently…
NOTE: THIS BLOG REALLY HIT SOMETHING ON THE SPOT….IT IS MUCH NEEDED ….
JUST LIKE DOWRY, EVE-TEASING, THIS ‘DRIVING-MANIA-ON-SEEING-WOMEN-DRIVERS’ IS CONSUMING KERALITE MEN LIKE ANYTHING!!!!
Bob Hoff said:
What a chaotic and dangerous situation you write about. How awful to have to drive in such circumstances. You write about this very evocatively. In America, on occasion, drivers have stopped their cars and shot other drivers to death. It is insane.
I read somewhere that such bully drivers need psycho-therapy and that sounds reasonable to me. Any man who believes the stereotype that all woman are bad drivers is sadly lacking in common sense. And for a man to show off, where an accident and injury or death might occure is also insane.
It is obvious to me that many people of both sexes are not paying attention to driving fundamentals and laws and that “road rage” seems to be increasing a lot. But it is not a problem or lack of skill tha women have. Driving conditions just don’t bring the best out in people many times.
Great job of writing. Be careful driving.
Bob Hoff said:
what I meant to say above is that “not only woman” are poor drivers. Some are, but so are some men” In general more people here in the town where I live don’t bother to stop at atop lights or stop signs. I personally don’t watch to see what the sex is of an erratic or poorly performing driver. My goals is to try to do something that reduces the danger to all of there in that “bind.” And sometimes I too fail. Sometimes I don’t react kindly to people who threaten me. I need to improve on this. I started off my driving in wagons pulled by horses.
Rachna Nambiar said:
The sad thing I have seen is that that even women are guilty of this bias. I’ve heard women comment on other female drivers just the very same way.
As for me, I’m unfairly biased the other way 😉
“Ah, a male driver. What else can you expect?” 🙂
But yes, I’ve fallen prey to the bully tactics too. But I don’t give in easily. I don’t give them way, I race ahead if they try to overtake from the left, and sometimes, if i’m in the mood, if some guy has subjected me to the honks, then petty petty me lets him overtake and then gives him a dose of his own noisy medicine – [sheepish] not good for the others 🙂
🙂 enjoyed the read. came via PS’s shelfari page.
so guess 39 is the right age or an ok age to start afresh. have a license though havent actually stepped on the gas in the true sense. My 2 wheeler gives me enough high and ofcourse the exhilirating feeling of ‘flying’!! save the poor souls on the road…well ur blog did bring back fond memories of the road scene. shall come back for a more leisurely read..
Sorry to comment out of subject, it is just that I took this long to reply to your comment on my blog, if you are interested!
Uh oh, battle of sexes. And expectadly, all women have vociferously condemned men.
Being a man, let me try to defend the unfair sex.
I personally think it is more a perception than fact. It is because 1-3% of drivers on the roads in India are women, though they are almost half of the population, which shows that they are either not confident or dependant on men to drive them around (and there are a very high percentage of women who love this treatment too). There is also no denying the fact that India is a male dominated society. I guess in US, where there is so many women drivers on the road, the perception is hardly noticeable.
My wife too just took up driving last year at 32 years of age. So I guess the 30+ ladies are begining to break the shackles. Way to go! (let me try to salvage the situation :-))
Ladies, I rest my case. Go ahead, beat me up!
Swathi, what can I say?? You seem to know the scene perfectly well. Your comment to a large extent vindicates me and this post. I have got some skeptical reactions to it. But then who knows facts as well as those who have to go through it?? I don’t think empathy is a strong point with the male of the population (most of)
I don’t know if you have noticed certain kind of people who go on cracking unkind jokes at the expense of others?? When you have had enough and object to it, they say that you are a bore and cannot even take a joke. The minute the tables are turned and you make a joke about them, you’ll know the truth, that they are the ones not able to take it at all.
Now why did I say this?? (The Chacha Choudhary Syndrome at work??) Oh yeah, it is to say that its the same with ‘most’ men and their attitude to women drivers. They just don’t know what we go through and empathy is NOT the strong point of a majority of them. Making mountain out of a mole-hills is what they think about it. If ever a day comes and the tables are turned, wouldn’t it be the same as the fellow who couldn’t take jokes at his expense?? (Ahhh this is why I told the story!!)
It is not people talking about your poor skills or slow reflexes that irritates. If we are or make other mistakes on the road, the other drivers are entitled to remark on it I suppose. But racing you, trying to veer you off roads, improper language, ‘selective‘ impatience, intimidation tactics to show what superior beings they are…. these are not things to be condoned.
Thanks Swathi. I don’t know about other places. But anyone who is a woman and driving in Kerala knows what I am speaking about. Period.
Bob, driving in India is a totally different scene. I know many who won’t drive in India after returning from their stay in the US coz of the totally different scenario here (apart from the fact that we drive on the ‘right’ and you on the ‘wrong’ side…. oops sorry, on the left side was what I meant, of the road!! 😉 Driving fundamentals are not adhered to by a lot of them out here too. What would you expect when driving license can be got without people even taking the test?? Ahh I know your eyes popped out at just about this point and I am sure there was a sharp intake of breath.
There are parents who let underage children drive/ride without license of any sort. When I mentioned that my son would get his mobike at 18 when he has a proper license, one of my blog friends, (father of a young boy) was incredulous. “You mean you stick to such rules?? And you mean your children will listen to you??” he asked me. That reveals a lot of the attitude parents take, doesn’t it??
Thanks for the comment Bob. I like the balanced view you take.
Rachna, do you mean those women who are not driving but are ensconced in passenger seats comfortably?? Yeah I have heard them too. Well, unfairly biased the other way, eh?? I understand that!! 😉 Good luck to you for giving a taste of their own medicine. The coming years will see more of them having to swallow this bitter pill.
Onlooker, wow via Shelfari?? 🙂 It was two-wheeler for me for a short time. Glad you enjoy your ‘flying’ experience.
Thoughtroom, yes I am interested and have left a reply too.
Salil, ‘Lack of confidence’ has to be underlined. Another thing, I have noticed many husbands send their wives for driving classes (for the prestige issue of a license??) then will not let them touch the car at home. I mean how will you get anywhere if you won’t let them drive?? I was never denied access to our own car even in my learning stage. You are right about those who like to be driven around too. Hmm… let me think now. You did say it was just a perception and not fact. All in all I think I will spare you and let you go! 😉 🙂
ROFL… gas pills 🙂 🙂
and ist all sickening…. I used to take it till some point but now I give it back…Also I am proud of driving skills… have been driving since like 13 years now and its become like a second habit to me… and I know I can beat most of them to it… so if they try and challenge me that I cant do it… I do it better than they think I can and give it back so that they learn that dammit women are better drivers than u and I mean it… I have seen a lot of brilliant women drivers… gul panag even went and participated in an actual F1 race…
this is all abt fragile man ego nothing else
How did I miss replying to this one Mon? *amazed*
Of course women are as good drivers as any. A lie (that women don’t make good drivers) repeated endlessly won’t make transform it to the truth. Good for you that you give it back. Kudos on your driving skills! 🙂
HAHA.loved the whole blog, and i agree with u, women are as good ro worse as the men where driving is concerned.HAHA
Loved that one about the dogs barking.You are one fiery woman eh !
Not one to take things lying down.
Me: Welcome to my site Kamal. And boy am I glad to see someone and that too a Martian saying “women are as good or worse as the men where driving is concerned“!! Hmmm fiery eh?? Yeah I guess so, when I am allowed to be! 😉 😛 Hehehe… But jokes apart, what I write is whats in my heart and head! 🙂 Thanks for popping over from suls and leaving a comment.
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