After getting my new car…yes this is the first time I am acknowledging the fact that I bought a car!!
Ladies and gentssss..i present to you
Simmerrring [aka shimmering] Green Automatic CNG COURE!!Yes finally after never being able to save money…[still haven’t] I eventually got my car..I now have no arms, no legs 😛
So anyway, driving down every day all the way from the remote areas of NN to high fundo defense [with amazing HALF DONE roads] I get my share of taxis, buses trucks [korangi bridge] rickshaws and ofcoure BIKES!! [This has to be said in urdu: saalay samjhtay hain in kay baap dada ki road hai and har cheez ki maafi hai inhain]
Over time even I have become the maneuvering type, dilly dallying the little box of mine left to right..east lane no more!!!
POINTERS for novice drivers:
- One or two GOOD SOLID URDU gaalis, go a long way [even if muttered under your breath]
- Buses DO stop if you honk at the verge of colliding with them
- NEVER stay behind bikes, sway, move, overtake but stay away!!
- Music can be a bit distracting initially
- Side mirrors are your new eyes
- Check car mileage for CNG, every time you fill the tank [initially] make the meter ZERO and then once you know the approx mileage you wont bee looking at the blinking green lights to know that you need to gas up!
- Reflectors work for the windscreen when you park
- If you have the auto lock and for some godforsaken reason you locked your keys in your car, call home or where ever you keep spare keys, be almost a foot away from the car and tell the person on the other end to press from their end into the phone..tadaaa CAR WILL UNLOCK!!!
- Did I mention gaalis are often good for system, especially when driving long distance
- TRY and not sit with a man [in case you are a woman driver] during the initial days of your driving!!!!
- Attitude of “meray baap ki road” feeling changes from area to area…lasbella can be “meray baap ki road” where as punjab chawrangi signal is halfway “meray baap ki road”