I have been driving an automatic for the 6 years that I've been driving. I've never really felt comfortable driving anything else. Today I forced to face my fear of the stick shift and drive Patrick's car to work. Mine needs to get the tires rotated and alligned before we go on our trip this weekend. He had a half day today so he gets to drive my easy breesy car and I get his shift.
I had a little bit of trouble BUT I did it! I stalled about 5 times just trying to get out of the parking spot (it was parallel parked) and then drove the whole way to work (on the highway) with the E brake on. YIKES! I didn't go over 55 because I was scared and it sounded funny (probably because of the emergency brake being on...). Now I know and hopefully the ride home will be better!