Saturday, September 30, 2006

STRESS


MONDAY: took driving test and got my license. wahooo!!!

TUESDAY: went to the dealership and bought a car. (parang sari sari store eh) and drove the car home. again, first time driver on the highway. stress.

FRIDAY
Interstate-45
10:00PM

I was driving along the I-45 when i discovered "cruise control". Sweet. I won't get a speeding ticket this way. The speed limit was 65 so i set my control at 63 (o ha, di na ako mahuhuli nyan, takot ko lang).

So i was "cruising" (naks, cruising...nakkkkssss talaga, sothial) at 63mph with my music when i noticed something in my rearview mirror...red...white..blue...lights.....blinking... hmmm. It's only September, a little too early for Christmas. But yanno, if someone wants to put up his Christmas lights this early, who am i to object? Let him be, right? Let him have his Merry Christmas. So on i continue to drive drive drive with the Christmas lights tailing me.

"garbled garbled garbled sounds," did i just hear something? nah. just drive on.

"more garbled garbled blah blah," hmm, i think i really heard something this time...no, it wasn't my cd. Why don't i turn the volume down?

"PLEASE PULL OVER! PLEASE PULL OVER!!"... now that was loud. Megaphone. Syet! Syet! Syet! It wasn't Santa's sleigh! Why??? I was not speeding! Definitely NOT SPEEDING! I was on CRUISE CONTROL!! Tae.

So i pulled over.

"Please exit the highway." O e di exit kung exit. Buwiset. Katakot.

"Good evening, Officer," i said while trying to make my voice sound calm.

"Good evening. Stay inside your car. Lower your window a little bit more."

"Is anything wrong, officer?"

"Yes, you were driving without your lights on." Aysus! TANGA TANGA TANGA!!

"Oh! i didn't notice, sir! I'm so sorry, i really didn't notice." toink toink toink!!!

"May i see your license?"

"Sure, Officer." I hand him my paper license to him while trying to stop shaking. ay totoo talaga yung nanginginig sa takot na sinasabi nila.

"New driver?"

"Yes, Oficer, 5 days."

"New car?"

"Yes, Officer, 3 days." Parang ROTC sumagot eh. Tae.

"Ok, let me verify . This will only take a minute." He walks back to his car while i'm desperately trying to stop my legs from shaking. I want to pee.

He comes back a few minutes later and returns my license. "Could you turn your headlights on? I'd like to see them working."

"Sure, no problem, Officer." and i push a knob and my wipers start waving at me. "oops, sorry, not that..." syet, where was that again? i start fumbling with buttons...Toink toink toink!!!

"Here, turn this knob then press down, see that?", he says kindly as i see the whole road in front of me flooded in light.

"Wow", was all i could mutter. i could almost see the angels basking in their holy glow.

"You're lucky you didn't get hit. You didn't have any lights on you. Learn to operate your new vehicle and drive safely. Now will you please sign here."

"Thank you, Officer. What exactly does this do to my record? Do i have to pay a fine or something?"

"No, it won't appear in your record, it's just a warning. Ok, have a good night, and drive home safely."

"Thanks, Officer." and i breathe a sigh of relief. a BIG sigh of relief. I watch the policeman walk back to his car....when i remembered...

"Excuse me sir!", i called out. " Could you tell me how to get back on the I-45?". toink toink toink!!!

So he gave me directions, actually he told me to take a U-turn, turn right, and go straight ahead. Of course i followed his directions and ended up on a deserted road going to another city. But this post is already too long to even start with that story.

Uh, have i told you what happened two days ago while driving along Harborside Avenue?

Oh, nevermind.

32 Comments:

Blogger atticus said...

duke, wagi ka talaga. ilang beses na ring nangyari sa akin iyan. umaandar nang gabi nang walang ilaw pala.

pero ang unang bangga ko, wagi rin. binangga ko ang monumento sa harap ng gma 7. o ha?

4:29 PM  
Anonymous mei said...

harharhar! i can almost feel the tension sa kwento mo! hahaha! parang ako ang hinunuli! susthyal ka na kasi, hihihi!

btw, i changed links. dalaw ka po sa bagong haus ko :)

4:33 PM  
Anonymous abstabs said...

bwahahaha... Miss you duke, pwomise....drive safely now, ayyy, before that --- Acquaint yourself with your vehicle first. Mwahhh

4:59 PM  
Blogger f.r.i.e.d.w.a.t.e.r. said...

hanep!!!

ganda ng oto. next time, gayahin mo yung stategy ng sis ko, pag nahuli at me lumapit na mmda, automatik siyang iiyak. patok daw yun 100%.

paano ba umiyak ng inglis?

5:26 PM  
Blogger cruise said...

haha

parang napapanood ko ito sa palabas na police chasing achuchu, buti walang datang camera yung officer kundi mapapalabas ka bitoy home funiest video, haha.

pero oks yung experience mo, imagine 5 days driver 3 days na may bagong sibik namegaphone na, wala nyan sa Pinas. toink toink toink....

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don, i need to email you, i used your lykos but i dunno if it is still working. pasend s hllrtcrms@yahoo email mo kung me bago ka email. thanks. mano9ng olet.

2:04 AM  
Anonymous bugsybee said...

Phew! Ikaw kasi. LOL The first time I drove, I thought merong helicopter na sumasabay sa akin ... plak-plak-plak-plak kasi ang tunog. Yun pala, running flat ako. Di ko napansin until I reached home. Kakahiya!

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Abi said...

Wahahahaha!!! Kasi not reading instructions: LEARN TO OPERATE YOUR NEW VEHICLE. Nakalagay ilalim ng bawat kotse yan, hehehe. Gawsh!

Gawa ka kaya ng libro, siguradong bebenta ang mga (mis)adventures mo.

INGAT!!!

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Abi said...

Wahahahaha!!! Kasi not reading instructions: LEARN TO OPERATE YOUR NEW VEHICLE. Nakalagay ilalim ng bawat kotse yan, hehehe. Gawsh!

Gawa ka kaya ng libro, siguradong bebenta ang mga (mis)adventures mo.

INGAT!!!

11:12 AM  
Anonymous rudyman said...

bwahahaha ayos! galeng! hehe bahala na basta ayos ang tsikot mo hehe

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Toe said...

Hahahaha! Baliw ka talaga! Pacruise-cruise ka pa, wala palang ilaw. :)

5:29 PM  
Blogger Ymir said...

congrats on the new car dok!
but always drive safely. hehe.

thanks for the visit...

7:34 PM  
Anonymous iskoo said...

bumilib siguro lespu sayo kasi kahit walang ilaw oks ka pa rin, halos nasa limit ka na ng speed. nalupet!

10:32 PM  
Blogger kero said...

nuknukan ka talaga! pero grabe, sobra stressful nga non. shiet! kaya lalo tuloy ayoko magdrive. mag-iipon na lang ako pambayad ng driver!

11:16 PM  
Blogger -raindrops- said...

hahaha! nakow. kaya nga ba sabi ko better ang mag-commute e. or magkaroon ng unggoy na drayber. ayus!Ü

9:16 AM  
Anonymous clueless said...

dok, tuloy mo kuwento mo.. astig.. bago kotse.. pa-ride naman.. hehehe.. joke!! ingat lagi, and always drive safely..

and, as what everyone is saying, LEARN TO OPERATE YOUR NEW VEHICLE.. :D

God speed!

2:27 PM  
Anonymous van said...

pakshet! hindi ko akalaing mamimiss ko ang nakakairitang "tenk-tenk-tenk" ng blag mo :P

at pakshyet! mas pumogi ka lalo!!! *ubo-ubo...sibik... ubo-ubo*

4:08 PM  
Blogger Alternati said...

hahahaha... That was fun! This is why I do not drive... at all. It's a really good thing though you met a nice *ahem (non-corrupt) ahem* traffic enforcer.

Anong oras ka nagdrive at d mo napansin na naka-off headlights mo? hehe

8:54 PM  
Anonymous aNonymoose said...

well, how did you get back to "gilligan's" island? home? thats what i want to know...

next time, yes there will be a next time, dont get off the freeway! next time, if you do get off the freeway, to get back on, just put the car in reverse, back all the way up to where you exited, and go forward from there.

bwahahhah

9:15 PM  
Blogger garytarugo said...

gusto ko na ring matutong magdrive... kahit na wala akong kotse. parang kanta yun ah! hehe.

11:28 PM  
Blogger tin-tin said...

hahaah. comedy ka talaga! buti pumasa ka sa driving test. so what did you name your car? sibik? :)

9:16 AM  
Anonymous candice said...

kakaiba ka as usual. huy, sorry been out of commission lately, di tuloy ako agad naka post ng comment. pero tama sila dito, isa kang CHAMPYON! aabangan namin next adventure mo!!

BE SAFE, ok?!

10:12 PM  
Anonymous candice ulit said...

ngapala, wala pa rin bang pangalan kotche mo?

sabi sa yo, lulu. or sonya (pronounced with a looong "O") para sothial katulad mo.

10:14 PM  
Blogger jef said...

Hahaha! At least you still have your license.

Enjoy your wheel and kung kailangan mong 'boy' na tagalinis sa sasakyan mo, just drop me a note hehe!

6:55 PM  
Blogger chumsychums said...

ay shet.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Tani said...

ay! ang engots! hehehe. :) ingat palagi mag-drive.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Jerome aka Bridget Jones said...

good thing that your encounter did not evolve into a gay porn movie...imagine? a cop and a doctor?

(rolls in laughter)

ayan, ikaw kasi. sothial nga wala namang ilaw. you take care always, doc...

1:03 AM  
Anonymous Jerome aka Bridget Jones said...

dooooooooocc!!!! nasaan ka nang kailangan kitaaaaa??? i am f*&^ng losing my hearing, duke! (cries)

11:36 PM  
Blogger cruise said...

doky, saan ka na nakarating?

11:16 PM  
Blogger Iskoo said...

hulaan ko susunod na post mo, nakabili ka na ng bahay! ;)

10:24 PM  
Blogger duke said...

atticus. panalo tayo! mga jologs to da bones!

mei. tensiyon talaga yun. one of the scariest experiences.

abstabs. misyu tu. mejo acquainted na kami ng kutsi ku.

friedchicken. hindi mahirap umiyak no! mahirap pigilan! hahhaha!

cruise. di ako umabot sa helikapter chase eh. hahahaha. buti na lang.

manong. kuha ko email mo. hehe.

ate bugsybee. ate, naplakplakplak na din yung gulong ko. nayupi yung rim. hahahah! pero di ko na ikukuwento.

abi. sa totoo lang wala akong gana magbasa ng mga instructions. so di ko talaga binasa. ahehe.

rudyman. sira! record yun kung sakali.

toe. may pa cruise cruise control pang nalalaman ano? hehe.

ymir. i try to drive safely. tenks. ganun lang talaga. hehe.

iskoo. eh di ko talaga namalayan eh. sobrang concentration ko kaya di ko napansin na madilim. ayus.

kero. nuknukan nuknukan. toink toink toink.

raindrops. oo, buti may unggoy kang mabibitbit palagi. abusuhin mo yan.

clueless. ayoko na ituloy wento ko. hanggang dyan na lang yan. tama na mga adbentyurs ko. hahaha.

van. pogi ko no? namimiss nyo talaga ako no?

alternati. 10pm. actually, the cops here are really nice. at kagalang galang. respetable. di gaya sa pinas. lahat malalaki ang tyan and ready to take advantage of pipol.

anonymoose. Adam Henry. hehe.

gaytarugo. hala, bat ganyan yung pichure mo. katakut.

tintin. syempre pumasa ako. exam yun eh. hahahah. with acting acting pa yan exam na yan. kunwari di ko alam yung route. pero ilang beses ko na actually ginawa. hahahaah! winner!

candida. parang nagaabang kayo ng susunod pang kabanata ah. hehehe. wag naman!

jef. onga, bawal naman ata kunin ang lisensya. titiketan ka lang kung sakali. at oo, kelangan ko ng tagalinis. di pa nalilinisan to simula nung binili ko eh.

chumsychum. ay syet nga.

tani. mejo lang uy. hehehe.

jeromeakabridget. ay bastus na naman nasa isip mu. tsk tsk tsk. umayos ka.

cruise. dito lang. nasa NASA kse clinic ko for a month. mga 34 miles away yun. so hanggang dun lang ako every day. 45 minute drive.

iskoo. mali! wala akong pera pambili ng bahay. hehehe.

8:49 AM  
Blogger sam said...

nyahahaha ganda ng car mo ah! pero sana nga alam mo papano gamitin? siguro naman ngaun alam mo na =)

8:00 PM  

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