Baby Driver

No I have not watched it yet. I too, am waiting for the day I stumble upon the disc in blue ray months after the movie has come out.

But I am driving!

My first days driving happily coincided with the release of Baby Driver and as I not only studied, but analyzed, each and every trailer, I felt the desire to drive coursing through my veins.

I saw myself in the front seat of a red chevy, windows down, earbuds on, cruising the streets in shades. I felt the vibration of the engine going 80–90 mph. I longed to speed down an alleyway and then slam down on the brakes, pull the throttle into reverse and continue to make a 180 tight hairpin turn.

In short, I thought that the minute I started driving, I would be a pro. A natural. A genius at the art of driving.

I couldn’t be more wrong. Even though I practically grew up in a car and have observed probably several hundreds of hours of my parents’ driving, I still struggled with differentiating between the break and the gas pedal.

I think that the most obvious effect was that I never turned on my turn lights cause the people never did in movies. The picture of me driving like a professional drag racer was just forever engrained in my mind and I couldn’t erase it. I forgot all about proper rules and proper driving. I forgot about taking it slow.

My first mistake was thinking that the minute I started something, I would be good at it. The second was being super impatient about getting on the roads. My friends, after all, were all driving themselves too and from school and could go wherever they wanted.

I’m still learning to take it slow and to appreciate learning the art of driving. It’s hard but turn by turn I slowly began to drive below 20 mph and I started doing things not fast, but right.

I still can’t park and my driving skills are still far from acceptable for other civilians on the roads, my mind set is ready for being on the roads.