121. The Driving Lesson 

He had just bought a new car—a Lincoln. was a big, long, four-door sedan. Some days, would go out to his beautiful car and sit in it. But he was going to hospital next week for a colonoscopy; he needed give his wife some practice in driving the . She had to drive him home after the procedure. Because he was receiving anesthesia before the , the law required that he not drive himself . She drove a Honda Accord, a medium-sized car. the Honda was in the shop. Someone had into it while she was Christmas shopping at ’s.
They got into the Lincoln. She moved the all the way forward. They put on their . She raised the seat a little so she see better over the dashboard. He told her it was just like driving the Honda, except the Lincoln had a longer hood and a trunk. She started the engine. She moved the from park to reverse. “Now be careful,” he , a little nervously. She looked in the rearview , and started backing up.
“Brake, brake!” he yelled, she was about to hit the three-foot-high hedge bordered the parking lot. But his yell startled . Instead of hitting the brake, she slammed on gas. The brand new Lincoln went through the hedge, through a six-foot-high wooden fence, and right the shallow end of the swimming pool.