What Can’t You Do?


What can’t you do?

I’m good at a lot of things, mostly intellectual activities. But one thing I cannot do and only really accomplished a handful of times in my life is parellel parking. I managed to parallel park to pass my driving test in New York State many many years ago when it was part of the driver’s test and I have managed to actually accomplish the feat several times since. But for the most part, I cannot really parallel park. If I manage to do it, it is just a fluke. I know the procedures for doing the basic movements for parking the car, but I somehow cannot seem to make them work for me. Luckily, in south Texas, there are very few times one has to parallel park and one can avoid it most of the time. I have managed to avoid it most of my life which it probably why I can’t do it–because I have never had the practice. I really don’t want the practice either because the number of times I would use it are so infrequent as to make it not worth my time. So parallel parking is something I can’t do and don’t feel badly about not being able to do it. I will concentrate more on the things that I can do and do those things well. I will not let parallel parking bother me. End of story.

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About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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One Response to What Can’t You Do?

  1. The Hook says:

    I can’t parallel park either, so don’t feel bad!

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