Here is the number 1 reason why it pays to not drive..... On saturday I spent the day at a friend's house with my sister. She very graciously offered to drive me home, which I was looking forward to, because I enjoy our little one-on-one chats. As she drove me home we talked about traveling and life and friends and people and other casual and personal what nots. When we got to my house we talked some more until it got a bit late and she had to go. She mentioned something like, "Oh who was I kidding? Of course I'd drive you home and not to bart. I knew we could chat while I drove you home." I admitted that I knew this was her secret plan the whole time because boys have done this to me before. She asked me what I meant....
When it's nighttime, I'll usually ask someone to drive me to bart, and there will be times when a guy offers to drive me all the way home instead. Sometimes it's because I'm on the way home, but usually 9 out of 10 times it will be to get me alone with him (after hanging out in a group all night) or to prolong the time we're spending together (if it's me and a guy friend). This happens to me more often than you would think, and definitely would never happen if I could drive.
So my sister seems a bit shocked that boys actually do this, but I'm laughing a bit inside that she did it to me. We part ways and I head to bed. The very next day a boy does just exactly that to me. We were in a group of people, and I ask if someone can drive me home because it's like 9pm. One of the girls offers cheerfully, but then a boy interrupts her and says he'd drive me home instead. And can you guess what happens on the ride home? He asks me if I have a boyfriend. Tells me I'm cute. Asks me what I like to do on dates... and so on and so on.
And that is the number 1 reason why it pays to not drive, you get hit on more. :) (p.s. I called my sister immediately when I got home that night.. and we had a good laugh. )
p.p.s. If you got all the way to the bottom of this, YAY for you! This was a lengthy post.