He says “and certainly you can’t start car in third”

Hold on.

I used to be good friends with this Turkish girl when I lived in Texas. I drove from Corpus to San Antonio to visit her one day. Since she grew up driving manuals and I didn’t she always gave me shit about my driving. I had just picked her up and she was as per usual mocking my diving based on an earlier time. She says, “you cannot drive well you try to start the car in the third gear.” At that point I came to a stop, put it in third, and pulled away. She wasn’t amused.