5/19/19

Driving: Pizza Cake


I wish this wasn't a true story, but alas! Here is a horror story from one of my experiences while learning how to drive, I thought it would be fun to share.

I was fifteen and had just gotten my learner's permit. Read my tale of woe and weep for me, dear friends:


Picture this: 

Me: new to driving still not really knowing what I'm doing.
Mom: Let's go through the drive-thru and order pizza for dinner!

That couldn't possibly go wrong. I drove to the Little Ceasars in our town and pulled up and around the tiny pizza shop. However, while driving up to the window my mom pointed out that I was a bit far from the curve and the window. I tried to get closer and ended up getting too close and going uP ONTO the curve, I reversed, and re-positioned myself.

Face burning, I pulled up to the window where a young man stood, he had been watching me with a (thankfully) blank expression.

Desperate to get this over with, my hand flew to lower my window... and hit the unlock button instead. I search for the right one and finally find the window one. I clicked it, breathing a sigh of embarrassed relief.

Both back windows slide down, but not my front. I rolled them back up, slamming a finger down on another button, I hear the sound of the trunk of the car popping open.

SO FEW BUTTONS. BUT SO MUCH ANXIETY. AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH. 



By the time I finally lowered down my front window, my mom was dying of laughter.

I grimaced, looking up at the worker, who had the best poker face I have ever seen. He looked down at me, blinked, his mouth twitched, he coughed.

"Um, can I have a second?" He asked and before I can answer, he stepped out of sight from the window and the faint sound of laughter + coughing could be heard.

I buried my face in my hands, as my mom cackled beside me in the passenger seat.

To this day, I wish he had taken his little "second" when I first drove up and had spared me the indignity and absolute horror of that moment.

I guess one could say that my first time picking up stuff from a drive-thru was a pizza work, although then the whole story would be way too cheesy.🍕


Have you ever had an embarrassing driving experience?
 DO TELL, we can all facepalm together. 

also, the day this will be published is Ivie's birthday, so go wish her a happy one! 

PS, I'm currently practicing to take my test in order to get my license, and I think I pretty much got parallel parking down perfectly! *squeaks* so exciting!! I really need to get my license because a lot of things are counting on it right now... so hopefully, I'll take my test (and pass) next week or the week after!!


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  1. That's so awesome Gray!!! Congrats!!! I hope/pray that you will pass!!! When I was reading the story I felt so bad for you! I'm sooo sorry! But it did make a great story! xD

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    1. Thanks, Brianna! It does make a funny story at least. >.<

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  2. hahahaha! "Can I have a second?" That's epicly polite and humorous ;D

    And when you start out driving, I think it's only natural that you have some embarrassing moments ;)

    keturahskorner.blogspot.com

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  3. Hahaha, don't worry. I TOTALLY understand the anxiety. :D At least he tried to hide that he was laughing?? XD

    I HOPE YOU GET YOUR LICENSE!!!! THE DRIVING CLUB IS FUN!!!!

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  4. Oh my gosh, that does sound like a nightmare. We all have moments like that, though! XD

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  5. Congrats on the parallel parking!!! I'm pretty good at it too, if I do say so myself xD

    And I can honestly tell you that you made that pizza guy's day. Having been a fast food worker myself, I can tell you that he didn't think you were stupid, he just thought it was hilarious. xD And I've done similar things at drive thrus, so that's fun.

    I guess my biggest thing was the time I had my drivers' ed instructor in the car and she goes "Put the car in park!" and I panicked and hit the windshield wipers. I actually blew her mind, apparently xD

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    1. Yay! Congrats, it's hard to get down.

      Oof, hopefully for all that trouble. >.<

      THAT'S HILARIOUS, I wish I could have seen her face!! XD

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  6. Oh my goodness--poor you! I haven't driven at all yet, but I have a feeling that I'm going to have some similar experiences when I start. 😂

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    1. Awkward first driving experiences are a RITE of passage. >.<

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  7. Oh my gosh, this is great xD I would have died. Also it took me far too long to get the "pizza cake" pun.

    Good luck on your test!! And yay for your parallel parking! Everybody always talks about how it's so bad but honestly I didn't have that much trouble with it. Hope everything goes well!

    theonesthatreallymatter.blogspot.com

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    1. I guess getting that pun wasn't a pizza cake for you? Haha.

      Thank you!!

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  8. i am so embarassed for you but i am laughing pretty hard right now XD Driving is really fun, hope you get your license soon!!

    Lia

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    1. I'm glad you're laughing!! >.<
      Thank you!!!

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  9. Oh, man, I was in pain reading this! xP But, girl, in the end it's just a funny memory you can all laugh at. But that kid saying "can I have a second" made my day because I can totally see that happening to me! At least he saved you the embarrassment and left to laugh (all laughter has been straight to my face, and I can tell you it's the absolute worst xP)

    Happy birthday, Ivie!! I met you a while ago, and I'm so happy to see how you grow in your journey with Christ. You're an amazing person and you really make a difference. I know you've been through a lot, but nothing in our lives is wasted! God uses all things (even the bad) and makes it beautiful. Love you lots, Ivie, and if you ever need someone to talk to—I'm always here. :)

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    1. Very true, my mom and I laughed all the way home. :P
      Oof, that is the worst!!

      And awww, that message to Ivie is <3 <3 <3

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  10. Ohhh me!!!! I would've felt the same way!!

    I haven't started driving (officially) yet, but I have to soon. I don't want to, because I know I'll make an absolute fool of myself!!! >.< I'm glad your accident was not one of those dangerous types, and that the young man was polite enough to step away from the window so he could laugh...but still...so much embarrassment!!!

    ~ Lily Ct (Boots) | lilycatscountrygirlconfessions.blogspot.com

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    1. Lol!

      You're going to do fine! I'm sure you'll make plenty of funny memories though, I have. One time I was driving and my dad was trying to pull out the car sun shade and he started waving it around as a joke and asked "Does this distract you?" I hit a curve 0.01 seconds later. >.<

      He was pretty polite, I'll give him that!

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  11. Oh my! Sounds like you had an interesting driving experience. I am only 14, so I (obviously) can't drive yet, though I may somehow learn a bit earlier. I know several people who have hit a curb while driving.☺
    ~~Lilly~~
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    1. I did, haha! I learned earlier on back roads, sadly it didn't offer all the situations there are on most other roads, lol. Best of luck with it! You should take aceable whenever you start learning, I loved that course.

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  12. That is so funny!! I actually have started my Aceable training for drivers ed and I'm super excited! I will hopefully have my permit in a couple weeks.

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    1. That is super exciting!! I really liked that program, I hope you do as well. :D

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  13. Oh my! lol I have felt that embarrassment before. I have found my self to be awkward and very clumsy. Sometimes I will just be walking slowly and trip on nothing other than my own feet. Than I will catching myself from falling on the ground while making a very strange movement with my body to keep my balance. It can be very awkward when someone is near you that you don't know and they see the whole thing. In imperilment I'll just smile and walk on as if nothing happened. Sometimes I can't even do that. I'll just walk on as if it never happened and like no one saw it. lol

    Thanks for sharing it makes me feel like I'm not alone. lol

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    1. Beth meant embarrassment, not imperilment. lol We both just caught that now.

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    2. I can relate sadly, to tripping over nothing. >.< I use to walk into walls as well, thankfully while still clumsy, I'm no longer /that/ clumsy. :p You're most certainly not alone!

      Imperilment, lol. That made this comment 10x funnier.

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  14. THIS STORY IS PERFECTION.
    I have so many I could share with the world but am far too embarrassed....XD

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    1. Hahaha! You should, it makes one feel better. >.<

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  15. I'm starting to drive and it's such a relief to hear that everyone will embarrass themselves at one time or another in a car! *face palm* I haven't done something publicly embarrassing while driving, but all I can do is wait until it does (it's bound to happen). XD

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    1. It's very normal, but I'm sure you'll do fine!

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  16. *dies*

    This is golden. I'm so glad you can laugh at yourself (now). My most embaressing driving moment is probably when I drove my horse and buggy down to the local hardware store and he peed in the parking lot and when I told my dad he told me to take my car back down and clean everything up (somehow) with a towel...so there I was, cleaning a parking lot with a towel.

    But if you want a CAR driving experience...

    Then...probably when I went to turn our gator on and it didn't start. So I instantly got up and told my Dad that the battery had died on it again (it does that every now and then). Well, he goes back to the gator and finds out that it's not in neutral, but in drive, which means it won't start (only starts in neutral). So my brother and his friend both teased me for not even bothering to check if the gator was in neutral before starting...

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    1. Ooh, poor you! Those stories are hilarious, but I can't imagine the embarrassment of cleaning a parking lot with a towel.

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  17. OH MY WORD. At least he was polite. XD

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  18. THANK YOU SO MUCH OR SHARING THIS. I'm getting my learner's permit soon and I've been practicing driving quite a bit, and oh boy... it can be scary, not to mention embarrassing, but thankfully I haven't had an experience like yours yet. If I do, I will definitely think of you and be comforted. ;)

    I'm glad that guy was polite about it. If I had been in his place, I probably would have burst out laughing right then without meaning to. And then I would feel terrible. XP

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    1. It can be scary for sure! But I'm 100% sure you'll do just fine, friend. <3 <3

      Lol, same here, tbh.

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  19. Oh, good story! Learning to drive can be stressful. I got my license last year. Good luck on getting yours!

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  20. This was so funny😂😂 Though oof I feel your pain 😂 I haven’t started driving yet but I feel like that’s going to be me as soon as I start 🙈

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  21. XD I get so flustered when I'm in drive through.

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  22. THE PUNS THOUGH. I feel so sorry for you, but at the same time I nearly died of laughter while reading this. XD

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