So this is a little thing on itself from the bigger picture but in a way I'm kind of at a loss of what to do or how to handle this. For now, grandma is in a medical rehab facility after breaking her hip last weekend and going into the hospital for surgery on her hip and also needing a pacemaker.
Anyway, this is a small thing that bugs me but also might cause issues if she has to ride with me. Whenever I leave the hospital with my own mother and girlfriend, my grandma always tells me to "drive slow". I'm thinking she might possibly mean drive carefully but she's already come out and called me leadfoot which is what I'm guessing her sister thinks of my driving and convinced her that I'm terrible because I choose to go the speedlimit and not 40 in a 65.
This isn't the era of Mary Poppins and driving slow is going to be more of a safety hazard than anything. I don't thinks she's ever going to drive again, which is good, but her sister does, who has her convinced and I'm just worried that sort of thinking is going to cause an accident or road rage someday. That's a bit beside the point but what can I say or do about this situation, especially if grandma is ever forced to ride with me? I do try and take it a bit easier when she's in the car but driving slow is the wrong mentality to have and in 2018, it's just something that cannot easily be done, especially when on the highway where people expect you to go the speed limit or above. I'm thinking that the age of 83 might have a bit to do with that sort of mentality but it could also be a bit of dementia clouding her judgment since it doesn't seem like she had that big of a problem with my driving in the past. But her brother-in-law who has driven cars for a living is a lot faster than I am but nothing is said about his driving because he's been doing it for so many years and apparently me driving for 15 years doesn't account for much despite going across country on my own several times.