I have a confession to make. I take advantage of my friends and family. I can’t help it and I’ve been doing it ever since I was young. The way I take advantage of them is that I always use them for lifts. I get them to drive me everywhere, and they never say no. If they had been more against it when I was testing the waters all those years ago then maybe I’d be driving myself around these days, but they were just so fine with it that I never stopped taking advantage of them.
Other than the fact that getting lifts everywhere gives me more time to relax and not have to deal with traffic myself, I also don’t have to pay for registration, insurance or a yearly car service. Bentleigh drivers are really invested in keeping their cars in a good condition and all that stuff, which is something I could never be bothered to do. Because I don’t have to drive myself anywhere, I don’t have to worry about that.
I’m going to be honest, I’m not even sure why I am writing this post or admitting my dark secret. Although I’m pretty sure that my friends and family wouldn’t care if they knew I was taking advantage of them, seeing as they willingly drive me places. However, I still wouldn’t want this to get out. Maybe deep down I feel bad for making the people closest to me feel like they don’t have a choice but to drive me places? I’m not sure.
All I know is that I don’t think I’m going to be doing any of the following things any time soon:
- Admitting to my friends and family that I just use them for one thing; or
- Getting any sort of car repair, including a car air conditioning service in the Moorabbin area, or anywhere else for that matter.
I know I might sound selfish, and that’s because I am. I am kind of sorry for it.