Daily Post: Helpless

Daily Prompt: Helplessness: that dull, sick feeling of not being the one at the reins. When did you last feel like that –- and what did you do about it?

When we go out as a family, I am usually the one driving, not my wife. This is so common that we’ve gone on multi-day driving trips and she didn’t take the wheel even once. The reason for this is a combination of her preference to not drive, my preference to drive and, as described by the prompt, if she happens to drive, I get “that dull, sick feeling of not being the one at the reins.”

What did I do about it? Closed my eyes – held on for my life – and hoped we didn’t end up like on of the car in these pictures.

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Note: This is meant to be humorous. Part reality, part fiction. My wife is actually a fine driver, although I am 99% of the time doing the driving when we are in the car together.

7 thoughts on “Daily Post: Helpless

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  2. I cannot complain. I drove to work for thirty years on my own and now I am retired and so is hubby, So who drives.? Well my other half, although he says I should and must drive that I do not forget. I do not like driving now, prefer to take it easy on the seat next to the driver. We go shopping with the car and when we drive home he more or less throws the car key at me and says drive, so I do, but I am not happy. Why does he always tell me how I could do it better? Is it a sort of man thing?

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