Inexperience + Attitude = Impending Disaster

What is it about teenage boys and cars? My fifteen-year-old has had about 6 hours, total, behind the wheel and is convinced…CONVINCED…he’s an expert driver.

A few days ago, we drove downtown to mail some letters. Tad pulled up to the mailbox, leaned over to drop the letters in the slot, MISSED IT!, the letters scattered, Tad opened the car door to retrieve the letters but forgot to shift the gear into park, the car moved forward and drove over the letters, trapping them under the wheel.

Cars were now lined up behind us in the mailbox qeue.

Tad avoided my glare, hopped back in the car, reversed it, put it in park, retrieved the letters, dropped them in the slot, and drove away. Undisturbed!

I, on the other hand, was not quite as undisturbed.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. The Simple Scholar says:

    Sounds very much like me not too many years ago. Love your blog! Please take a gander at my little page! You’re such a great writer! Keep up the good work! God bless!