Apparently I am a terrible "side-seat driver". Ash was driving me to an appointment early this morning and I thought he was going just a smidge too fast. We were in the left lane and I asked him, "Isn't that a state patrol car we're about to pass?" as innocently as possible. I got the side-glare, and "No, darling, we are not going to pass him. But if we did, it would be fine as he's driving slowly." The only other comment I had made about his driving that morning was to ask why he was always either on the brake or on the gas. The way he drives just doesn't make any sense to me, I guess. If I see a red light coming up, I let up on the gas until I brake. Ash, on the other hand, just goes from gas to brake. Now, don't get me wrong, he is a very safe driver, but he doesn't do it my way. And for some reason I have the hardest time keeping quiet in the car!
This is what I want to do
But this is what I end up doing
I really don't mean to, but I keep thinking that I would want him to tell me if I was speeding or going the
wrong long way or in danger of missing a turn :) I really think that if I cloned myself and I drove with my self, I would appreciate all the helpful advice I would give me.
But Ash does not feel that way :( So when we were near the end of our journey and I reminded him that the speed limit was now 45 and he was still going almost 55, he got fed up with me. I was told to hush it and let him drive. I know you may think I had it coming, and I probably did. But if you knew all the thousand things I DIDN'T say(but reallyreallyreally wanted to!)during that 20 minute trip, you might've gotten your feelings a bit hurt too. I had a couple of hours to think about things until he picked me up, and I felt bad after a while. I guess my trust in his driving skills is more important to him than helping him avoid potential issues. Now, if I could just find some way to make it easier to keep my mouth shut! When we got home he threatened to make me sit in the back seat from now on if I can't keep quiet. I soooo don't want that to happen, so I guess I better take up a hobby that I can do in the car. Wish me luck!