When I learned to drive, my father taught me about a concept he called "the friction zone". It was that place where the gas and clutch overlap to create tension that allows a car to accelerate and hopefully not stall. I wasn't so great at catching that zone and would often stall or as he would point out "strip the clutch". What I'm referring to is something every driver of manual cars needs to learn how to deal with. It wouldn't be until almost 15 years later when I moved to San Francisco that I learned how to drive a manual car and now can even parallel park!
You might be wondering, whats the point of this story?