pushing off dock

For those of you who have spent any time in a boat, the concept of pushing away from dock (or shore in general) should be quite familiar. I have recently become reacquainted with this concept, but in a rather dry version.

Norbert the Flying Tortoise, my peccable Buick Century, has taken to the habit of getting ‘beached’ on curbs. Many know of his status as a Semi-automatic transmission, this unique quality of his also now exhibits itself in that his reverse gear does not work on its own unless gravity is working in his favor. The problem with the roadways as they are designed is, of course, that the slight sloping of the pavement means that gravity is not usually in Norbert’s favor if he need back up.

Hence pushing off dock:
1) Place Norbert in Reverse,
2) Open driver’s side door,
3) Scootch over to sit on edge of diver’s seat,
4) stick left foot out open door,
5) using right foot press gas pedal,
6) using left foot push.


~ by jeorgesmith on 3 April 2008.

One Response to “pushing off dock”

  1. Sounds like it’s time for a new car?

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