He's 18, and he has a learner's permit to drive, but we only have standard transmission cars -- and that's giving him major problems as he cannot seem to get the hang of getting the revs of the engine to a point where he can release the clutch so the car goes into a forward momentum.
I learned to drive a standard after I'd had my driver's license three years. AND it was before Sunday shopping was allowed, so Gizmo Guy took me into an empty parking lot where I could practice until I got the hang of shifting. (Poor Gizmo Guy was handed the keys to a company car in downtown Ottawa and told "here you go." Talk about trial by fire, poor guy.) But nowadays there are no empty lots around here - the malls are all busy, as is the college, and the factories that have closed down have had their parking lots blocked off (probably to prevent vandalism).
Any readers in Europe have any suggestions of how I can help him? Because I'm stymied. It would make things so much easier if he got his license. (Of course, even if he could drive the stick, he'd have to wait to get his license since the people who are responsible for the licensing and testing have been on strike for nearly a month, with no end in sight.)
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