Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Watch Out! Muslim Woman Driving!

I just got back from my first driving lesson and Im proud to say I didn't kill anyone or hit anything and my husband's car (or my soon to be car) is still intact with no scratches. Alhamdulillah it went better than I expected it. I was soo nervous.
My husband just pulls into a parking lot (of a church no less) and then tells me to get in the drivers seat. I thought that he was just gonna show me how to turn, put the car in reverse, etc just the basics you think. NO. He tells me to take the car onto the road. Mind you, the last time I was behind the wheel of a car I was like 15, it would be 19 but sittin behind the wheel of you mom's car to turn it on doesn't count.

At least I didn't freak out, it just made me a bit more nervous. I know the guy who was driving behind was getting mad or I think he was, but at least he didn't curse at me or honk he's horn. If it was NY, those swear words would of been flying like crazy. But thank God people are a bit nicer and patient down here.

If it was my driver's test, I think I would of failed 1) for taking my hands off the wheel. My hubby is saying Im dangerous because of it. The car didn't spin outta control or crash so no big deal right? 2) I turned without signaling and didn't come to a complete stop, oh well I'll remember it next time I guess. I think that's all, but overall I did a good job.

My husband was making fun of me because I was stopped at a school bus and a little girl got off the bus and crossed the street. He kept saying 'don't hit her, don't hit her unless you wanna go to jail'. Mind you the girl was crossing like 100 ft away and the car was at a complete standstill. I know, he's just messing with me. Insha'Allah, we'll see how tomorrow's driving lesson goes, if I live to tell about it, just kidding ;)

15 comments:

Zaenab said...

haha your hubby sounds funny lol! i wana start learning soon but i need the cash first..

Inspired Muslimah said...

Alhamdullilah! Good for you! Good luck driving and good luck in your new marriage sis.

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Yasmin said...

Thanks...I need all the luck I can get, according to my hubby lol.

Thanks for visiting my blog bosnian hijab girl. Ima definitely add you to my blog list. Your blog is very interesting and I love all the pretty pictures.Definitely an escape when you get tired of reading words lol.

Anonymous said...

I hope your not driving in your niqab, that is extremely dangerous and should be illegal!!

*~Ange~* said...

how is it dangerous to drive in niqab? are u kidding me? LOL

naeemah said...

For real Anony!! It is NOT dangerous to drive while wearing niqab!!

Yasmin said...

To Anony,
1st I don't wear niqab, and tell me how wearing one is dangerous while driving? That's the craziest thing I've heard all day.

Zaenab said...

hmm it is kinda imagine if it slipped up into your eye or somethin while you were driving, it could happen..and that would put you in danger. it would probs be safer not to drive with something so close to your eyes.

Yasmin said...

Well, when I used to wear niqab, I used to always secure it with a pin so it wouldn't fly up or anything. Niqabis know what Im talking about, but if that's case, someone might say a hijab is dangerous to drive in cuz it can slip off or fall in you face. The same could happen with with long hair.

naeemah said...

Well said Yasmin;-) I agree!

Habayeb said...

LOL any1 who thinks its dangerous to drive while wearing a niqab should come down to the UAE!

Oh and i still hafta apply for my license! and guess what, ill hafta wait for like TWO months until they call me :| that's how it is here..so yeah..i cant wait to get a license and get my dad to buy me a mini cooper!

Yasmin said...

Wow that's crazy, 2 months!!! You can get everything here in less time than that, especially where I live at.

A mini cooper sounds cool, but to me its too small. Id feel like someone might run over me while im driving.

Habayeb said...

haha...i know..but huge cars scare me..not only 4-wheel ones but the normal ones too...as in, im scared i wont be able to drive 'em well...so i think small cars are meant for me lol

hijabee said...

Good luck Yasmin & thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is really interesting. I love it!

Looks like you're gonna have a lot of fun driving with your hubby! Even though I've had my licence for years, my husband thinks I can't drive!!!! He's always telling me to look after someone crossing the street like Im just gonna run them over or to be careful at this or that like I'm blind and sometimes I really get mad and don't wanna drive anymore loolll.