A few weeks ago my mom, grandfather & I decided to go shopping in Ikea and another nearby store to buy a new Washing Machine for my grandfather. As my mom flew over, she didn’t have her car… so the driving was left up to my grandfather who is 82.
As we were parking near Ikea, my grandfather didn’t even bother to look how he was parked and ended up parking at a 45 degree angle basically taking up 2 spaces and when my mom & I got out the car, we just looked at eachother like WTF and my mom told him to reverse out and park again.
After he reversed, he came in too wide and ended up hitting the back of a silver car parked next to him and he doesn’t bother to stop, he continues to drive and I’m shouting at him to stop as he was nearly on the pavement, where I was standing, but no he still doesn’t and ends up 5cm away from hitting my legs before stopping! My mom was seriously pissed off, and checked the silver car and luckily there was no damage to it but my grandfather’s expression was like “What did I do?!”.
After buying a new Washing Machine, we head back in the car, with him driving again to another store at the other side of the town. The traffic was pretty bad so he decides to take a short cut, as we were going along the road, he ends up driving in the middle of the road! My mom kept telling him to pull into the left a bit because cars and buses were coming down the other side of the road but he still wouldn’t listen! It was like he had some death wish :S
We soon arrived at the other store, and looked around for new flooring (he is getting a new kitchen installed) before heading back home. On the road back, I kept holding onto the seat and making sure I had my cell phone close to me incase anything happened. He normally drives really slowly, but for some reason he was driving at a “normal person” speed which is kinda scary.
As he was approaching a round-a-bout, there were cars infront breaking but he doesn’t start slowing down and we’re telling him to start breaking, but no! He leaves it til the last minute to break really hard and with me head butting the front seat head rest and him narrowily missing the Mercedes infront of us! But that’s not the end of it… as he was driving near home, he ends up being too far to the left and mounts the pavement before swerving to the right and saying “Oh Shit”. Finally, we made it back to his house in one piece and as soon as mom & I got out the car, we looked at eachother like “WTF IS GOING ON”. It was pretty scary, sure we were laughing about it afterwards but damn he shouldn’t be driving!
I haven’t set foot in his car since that episode and I really don’t want too again *shiver*