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Katek Thu 30-Jun-16 12:05:23

Why have I just tried to change down gear approaching a junction? I drive an automatic.

Bellanonna Thu 30-Jun-16 12:08:08

Are you fairly new to the automatic gears though? Old habits and all that....

Katek Thu 30-Jun-16 12:14:54

Not really....had an automatic for 5 years so no real excuse!

GandTea Thu 30-Jun-16 12:37:11

Better than not changing down in a shift stick.

The first auto i drove was my BIl's Volvo, disk brakes all round (not common in those days) and a brake pedal which went right across. First time I had to brakes suddenly I hit the brake pedal with both feet and car nearly stood on its head.

Auntieflo Thu 30-Jun-16 13:08:17

Just had to let you know that I finally 'lost' it big time on Monday. Visited Dr, went to little shop and bought some kale, then thought, I'll use their cash machine. OK, so I haven't used it before, (that's my excuse). Put in card, screen came on with picture of a keyboard. Put in PIN, on screen picture. No luck, try again. No luck.. Machine prompt, "Do you want more time?" Yes. Look at screen thinking , rhis isn't going to work. Then , light bulb moment, and I realised that my shopping bag was shielding the ACTUAL keyboard. Put in PIN, success, cash dispensed. Home for reviving coffee. confused