As an experiment in synecdoche, I'm gonna try to describe myself through my driving habits: First of all, I never go anywhere without music playing. In the incredibly unfortunate circumstance that my iPod is out of power, I'll listen to whatever's on the radio where I happen to be. I prefer good music, obviously, but even most bad music is better than silence. I prefer driving stick to automatic. If someone's trying to pass me right before a light or cut in front of me when I'm in a long line or something like that, I will almost never let them do it - people who drive like assholes engender very little sympathy in me. The two exceptions are: if I really like their bumper stickers; if they're a work vehicle. (Also when I'm in line, if the person ahead of me has TVs in their car seats I always watch whatever it is.) I typically don't drive faster than 5mph over the speed limit, but there are exceptions. I don't ever pull that stunt where you take a preemptive left turn just before the light turns green - my priority is to get where I'm going in one piece, not to get there fast. When I'm going somewhere I've never been before, I trust my intuition over maps and directions even though this usually gets me into trouble. GPS systems, on the other hand, are always trustworthy. My parallel parking runs hot and cold: if I miss the first time I'm in real trouble, but a good deal of the time I get it on the first try. I habitually let the gas run reeeeally low before I refill it and I have not to date taken the car for a preventative (i.e., not legally required) maintenance check. Unless the roads are totally empty, I always actually turn my head to look in my blind spot when I change lanes. And, though I find it incredibly tiresome, I'm just as reliable a highway driver as a city driver. Okay: so some of that looks like it describes me well and some of it not so much, but I'll let you all be the judge.