An Old Man’s Tale!

Level Crossing at Barnes

Level Crossing at Barnes (Photo credit: Manic Street Preacher)

 I sat down quietly at home today when a friend of mine told me this story and I decided to write it down word for word. She said she read it somewhere but it was too good to pass on! Enjoy:

 An old man was driving back from town with

his wife continually providing unwanted

advice from the back seat. When they arrived at

a level crossing, the car stalled halfway across the

line, just as a train came roaring towards them.

”Move you idiot!” screamed the man’s wife, ”Get

the car off the tracks!” The old man turned and

calmly replied, ”You’ve been doing all the driving

from the back seat, and I’ve got my end across – see

what you can do with yours.”

It’s sad that some women are extremely controlling, I saw the funny side of this story, did you?

Thanks for reading my post!

Much love friends!


66 comments on “An Old Man’s Tale!

  1. Ryan Brooks says:

    Haha, that’s pretty funny. Though I will say that men can be just as controlling, sadly. I’m an equal opportunity critic. 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      You’re right Ryan, I guess the blame could be on both sides! You’re a well balanced critic and I couldn’t fault that! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week ahead!!
      Blessings. 🙂

  2. perfectblack says:

    really nice very funny…..Perfect black

  3. Manu Kurup says:

    One of my uncles is an expert in back seat driving. It is not just women who do this. Loved the story 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks Manu, I know both men and women are guilty, like my husband used to say, ‘the best footballers are in the crowd,’ it’s easier to criticise! Thanks for stopping by, it’s appreciated!
      Blessings. 🙂

  4. Some men would never get anywhere without this kind of “assistance” I call it, no matter how much it annoys them.

  5. Alastair says:

    Haha. That did make me giggle 😀

  6. ledrakenoir says:

    “hahaha” – lovely story, love it… 🙂

    Reminds me of the man who met his a friend and said to him
    “Now I finally got rid of the annoying noise in the car every time I drove”

    – his friend asked, “Have you had it in the car workshop..?”

    “No. I have been divorced from my wife”

    🙂 😉

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Oh my! That’s funny and sad at the same time! The wife must have been a professional back seat driver! Can’t blame the man! some women find it difficult to keep quiet and it could be costly!
      Thanks for your visit!

  7. Ha! Love it! I could easily be that lady. Thankfully I have stopped. I used to just be silent but react and make facial expressions. Now I totally distract myself with the radio or a conversation so I don’t make the driver agitated and leave me on the tracks!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Good job you’ve stopped Kerry, you could easily have been left on the tracks! (hope not!) Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!!
      Much love. 🙂

  8. Yea I saw the funny side. It is sad that some people want to be in control at all times. I live with someone like that and relish every time I can say I got my end across. Metaphor of course. 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      I understand your point, it can be frustrating at times to live with someone who likes to be in control at all times! Glad you know how to get your end across! Have a great week ahead!
      Blessings. 🙂

  9. Hahah I totally laughed – backseat drivers are giving advice and it’s not always wanted!

  10. Uzoma says:

    Oh my! This gave me a good laugh. Having a backseat drivers aren’t always the best at giving advice. Love the story!

  11. Lol, sure did! I’m sure my dad would LOVE for my mom to read this!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Same as my dad! I wanted my mom to read it but she hasn’t gotten round to it just yet! Glad to see you here, it’s been a while, How are you doing, missed you!!

  12. Ben Naga says:

    I hope no one was injured. Meanwhile …


    She talked all morning
    But now she won’t say a word
    I’ve rung the police

  13. Seyi, this is both humorous and sad. When a wife expects unconditional love without giving unconditional respect she sets herself up to be a nag. Men need respect as much as we need love. I can’t backseat drive because I have a lousy sense of direction… 😉

    Blessings & hugs ~ Wendy

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Exactly my point, even the way she addressed her husband shows total lack of respect! I’m like you with direction Wendy, I don’t bother and if we’re lost, we’ll simply find our way back anyhow! Thanks for your comment and for stopping by!
      Much love. 🙂

  14. Haha! A fun to read. 😀

  15. utesmile says:

    Haha what a witty man and what revenge for her being controlling. Liked it, Seyi

  16. Anne Chia says:

    Hahahahaha my brother is that way when i drive him! It’s not just the women 😉

  17. oimco says:

    All I can say is paying attention might be a good idea. Speaking for myself- if I’m sitting in the backseat of a car and my head is in line with a train and someone else is at the controls- I’d sooner shut my mouth- let him get me off the tracks and survive to see another day. A controlling partner can make you wish you were/are dead but that’s an abstract picture. See the train rushing at your head will be a great wakeup call lol

    • Seyi sandra says:

      You’re one wise lady! I’ll rather shut up and get out of danger before speaking too! Thanks for taking the time to comment, it’s appreciated!!
      Much love. 🙂

      • oimco says:

        LOL A side effect of being married to my husband, I suspect lol in a totally great way!! As Solomon said, there’s a time and place for everything! ❤

  18. suzysomething says:

    If I try to keep my analytic twin from preaching about equal love and more equal respect…I can say that the story did not quite make me laugh. But then, I have to admit that I smiled. Thanks for sharing it…and for stopping by today.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks Suzy! When my friend told me, I couldn’t keep still, almost cracked my ribs with laughter it was later I saw the sadness in the story; the lack of love and respect the woman felt for her husband… it was heart-breaking! Thanks for your visit!

  19. seanbidd says:

    It’s always fun driving from the back seat 🙂 I wonder what happened next though… I can see the satire and humour 🙂 the only thing is train drivers tend to not like those sort of situations… I suppose it depends on where your sitting or standing at the time… Top little story, Sandra!

  20. Laughing so head, Seyi. But If a man is dumb enough he would be controlled by his harridan of a wife 🙂

  21. toad (chris jensen) says:

    I liked the cute little story, i would like to thank you for stopping by my blog!

  22. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

    Reblogged this on lost creek publishing.

  23. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:


    You know, when I die I want to go peacefully like my grandfather, in my sleep, unlike the other people in the car.

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