Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Night Drive (FF)

copyright The Reclining Gentleman

"Phillip, we've been riding behind this guy for a good five minutes," said Buckley, as he and Phillip drove over the Minsky River.  "Why don't you pass him?"

"I've put my high beams on to signal him to pull over so I can pass," said Phillip, "but he doesn't seem to be getting the message!"

"Phillip" replied Buckley, "that's not the way to do it. Pull around him."

"Really?  Just go around him?"

"Sure.  There are no cars in the lane next to you."

"Just go around him?"

"Naturally."

"In the lane next to him?"

"Of course."

"Okay, whatever you say."
"OMG!  No, No, Phillip! NOOOO!  AHHHHHHHH!"

Phillip and Buckley had to be fished out of the Minsky River.  Phillip had gone in the lane to the left, not the right, to get around the car in front of him.  

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Though I'm not quite as bad a driver as Phillip, I have been told I have a heavy foot. How do you go about losing weight in your foot? Is there a Jenny Craig for feet?

Anyway you should foot it on over to the responses of the other Friday Fictioneers to the picture prompt above by clicking the word lead foot right here. You don't have to drive, although Phillip is waiting to take you.

I have not have the opportunity to comment on many of your stories lately and I apologize. If I haven't commented on your story, that means I loved it! Now will you take a spin with me, lead foot and all? 

31 comments:

Priceless Joy said...

We pass other cars by driving to the left of the car in front of us in the US.

Perry Block said...

Yes, but in the picture right would be very preferable!

Alicia said...

Oops! Maybe this particular "back seat driver" should be ignored.

Deborah Drucker said...

Yeah, he is a pretty bad driver. :D

Perry Block said...

Buckley is assuming that Phillip will realize that of course in this instance you go to the right to get around the car in front because pulling to the left gets him in the river (after crossing the shoulder). He doesn't realize that Buckley is an idiot who doesn't know which way to go. Maybe that's not clear.

Perry Block said...

Maybe his instincts aren't great or perhaps he should have asked which side do I use to go around him.

Mick Lively said...

It's a good idea but I think you told rather than showed?

lizy-expat-writer said...

With a driver that thick, the last thing he should have done was encourage him to overtake.

Sandra Crook said...

I'm with Lizy above. Best left to his own devices this guy.

Russell said...

Note to self: Don't ride with Perry . . . er, I mean Phillip. Hopefully, they landed a car load of fish while in the river.

margirene said...

Poor Phillip. I hope his dunking doesn't damage his driving confidence. Fun story.

thewritersvillage said...

This should have been called Fishing For Philip.

Perry Block said...

I couldn't show the car crash. Too gory, too many fish died!

Perry Block said...

True, but even I have enough common sense to know which lane to go into. Maybe!

Perry Block said...

Probably, except they'd still be out there driving following that same guy.

Perry Block said...

Yeah, but no gefilte fish.

Perry Block said...

I love that title! I might change it.

Perry Block said...

I don't know about his confidence, but it won't stop any future dunking.

Yolanda Renee said...

Thanks for the offer, but I'll just hoof it! Silly and fun, well done!

Tracey Delaplain said...

Riding with my husband on British and Irish roads was a recipe for divorce. I didn't actually divorce him but he might still be on thin ice. Next time I'm in the UK I'm taking the bus or taking Valium.

brudberg said...

I have to say that sometimes left is more right than right.. right?

Perry Block said...

Really? It's a nice day for a swim.

Perry Block said...

I'd recommend valium, but you're the doctor!

Perry Block said...

Uhhh, right! (I think)

karenleerawson.com said...

Hey I think I saw that guy on the freeway today :-) Nice story!

amyreesewrites.com said...

You could put my name in this story, Perry, I would be confused if I had to drive on the other side. I haven't had to do it yet. You? Funny story, Mr. Lead Foot.

Ga H said...

They are both good candidates for the Darwin award. Fun story.

Dawn said...

A Jenny Craig for feet..haha..that’s so silly!

Subroto said...

Now that's one fishing trip you'd want to avoid.

Sumana Roy said...

ah...bad drivers meet such fate...very nicely told....

P.S. Joshi said...

You're right, he's not a good driver. I'll never forget when my cousin said, "All "right" turn left." I was pulled over by a traffic cop. I was 17, told him I was from Ohio, (I was driving in Calif.), smiled sweetly, and he let me off with a warning. :D Well done and funny, Perry. :D --- Suzanne