You’re supposed to start out in first gear, not third

Dear Beth,

Thank you for letting me borrow your car even though I hadn’t driven a stick shift in over two years and stalled FOUR times in the span of a half mile and then scared the living shit out of that old lady who was about to cross the street but because she had paid a full tithing her entire life God saw fit to have mercy on her soul and save her from my lurching clutches.