I don't think anyone would dispute his gender. I am grateful to my parents who are letting me borrow this truck until they feel like they want it back. We have a special new friendship, the truck and I. I overlook Pepe's weaknesses (general skunk-like appearance, loose driver's door that falls partially open if not locked, manual transmission, etc.) and try to focus on his strengths. I mean come on, he has a shell. The possibilities are basically endless.
Year of Pepe's birth: 1984
Days I have been in possession of the skunk truck: 3
Days of experience driving a stick shift all by myself: 3Number of successful trips: 3
Feet needed while stopped on a hill: 3
Number of stalls experienced total: 5
Number of stalls experienced on a hill or driveway: 2
Number of stalls experienced with a car waiting behind me: 0
Number of honks received for crappy driving: 1
Number of visible birds flipped at me: 0
Number of approximate non-visible birds flipped: 5
Number of near-collisions as result of me rolling backwards at a stop light on a hill: 1
Average increase in heart rate while driving: 50%
Vehicles or objects struck while driving: 0
Sense of accomplishment felt when I parallel park and walk away unscathed: Immeasurable.