That's 4 gearboxes on 3 cars that she's trashed now.
To have one gearbox die is unlucky; they're a tad expensive to fix, after all (especially as she can only drive an automatic).
To have 2 die is dashed unlucky.
After the third, one would imagine that you'd take a long, hard look at your style of driving. Just to make sure that you weren't doing anything that was less than condusive to the health of your transmission.
To have 4 die pretty much confirms that you need to re-take your driving test.
I know what her problem is. We argued about it on many, many occasions.
How I (used to) come to a halt whilst driving an automatic;
#1 Bring the car to a halt.
#2 Select 'N'
#3 Apply handbrake.
#4 Select 'P'
How my ex comes to a halt whilst driving an automatic.
#1 Don't bother to stop completely.
#2 Select 'P' as quickly as possible, jolting the car to a sudden halt.
#3 Wonder why you've knackered 4 gearboxes over the years.
Each time I would attempt to point out that was, just perhaps, not the best way to treat our car, I'd get an earful, so I eventally gave up.
My explaination that it was akin to stopping a push-bike by inserting a broom handle into the back wheel fell on deaf ears.
The proof of the pudding......
TONIGHT'S MOOD: Wondering if she'll have the brass to come to me to help her get it fixed.
SOUNDTRACK: The Smiths - 'How Soon Is Now'
No real reason for the song choice, just a classic track that kind of fits my mood at the moment.....
FOOTNOTE: Some people just won't listen to advice.
The Trying Not To Say 'I Told You So' Groover