I am dumb

New car dumb, that is.

I’ve not been driving the pretty new car because…well because it is pretty.  Too pretty to drive.

But last night I wanted to spend some time with friends, so I loaded Bug into the car and went over to see them.  It was a little late when we returned home, it was the first time I’d driven my car in the dark.

For the last 10 years I’ve driven my little subaru where the lights come on when I turn the car on, and the lights shut off when I turn the car off.

My new little car has some fog lights that are always on when the car is on.

I drove all the way home without turning on my lights. I complained that I could not see the radio to change the channel, and why was it so dark in the car, and when it is that dark in the car, the digital dashboard seemed so painfully bright!  I pulled in my driveway and sat there for a moment thinking “There has to be a way to see the radio at night!”  And I started fiddling with things.  Then all of a sudden “AAAhhh!  Lights!  Inside AND outside the car!”

New car dumb, thats me!

6 thoughts on “I am dumb

  1. that is hysterical! that’s why my family always suggests thumbing through the manual. You never know what you might find!

  2. Let’s just say you are finding your way around the new car..and maybe those fog lights are so wonderfully bright 🙂

  3. I’ve not been driving the pretty new car because…well because it is pretty. Too pretty to drive.

    I do the same thing!I do it with furniture too. It took me months to sit on our couch when we first got it. Glad to know I’m not alone in this little quirk!

    Happy you got your lights figured out!

  4. I’ll bet there’s an auto setting on the lights. My car has several settings for the lights. I hate having a car that’s smarter than I am!

  5. That’s not as bad as what I did when my dad got a new tractor. I hopped on and started driving. Was heading back to the tractor she and started stepping on the pedal that should have been the brake- it revved it up instead!

    Nearly fixing to crash into the tractor shed & I’m screaming, “WHERE ARE THE BRAKES?!?”. Needless to say, after that, I always have located all the switches, bells, whistles and pedals before cranking something up. 😀

    By the way- meant to say it the other day- Congrats on the new car!!!

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