Maple, I got a crash course in driving a manual. Was still dating hubby back then, and his truck was manual. He had given me exactly one 15 minute lesson, which ended with me stuck on a hill and nearly in tears. We were at the barn we worked at, and he was riding the tractor. He stopped, came up to me and told me he had to go to the hospital NOW. (Turns out it was a kidney stone, but he didn't know that at first.) He was in so much pain he couldn't stand still, and he couldn't have gotten in my Camaro so I had to take him in his truck. He moaned like I was killing him every single time I accidentally jerked the truck while shifting gears. And at one point I had to cross three lanes of traffic to get off the side of the road for him to be sick. I never forgot how to handle a stick shift after that, lmao.
"Keep a leg on each side and your mind in the middle"