Today I had a few errands to run, and borrowed some wheels, in particular a golf-cart sized vehicle made by a company called Polaris. (They, and the Gator brand are popular.) It’s a much better alternative than tooling around in a Humvee (which requires an “assistant driver”) or waiting for the bus, which doesn’t go everywhere and you have to wait for it a lot when it does go somewhere.
One thing I didn’t realize until I had nosed the vehicle into a parking spot, completed my errand, and prepared to leave, was that the reverse gear on the thing was broken. It only goes forward. While that’s a great motto for a motivational speech, it’s not really ideal for a vehicle.
I ended up pushing the thing backwards, occasionally adjusting the steering wheel, enough to make room to drive out frontward, with the occasional offer of help from a passerby. Fortunately it’s much lighter than a car and I didn’t need the assist. I’ll have to park more carefully the next time I use it.