Study Guide

Driving Miss Daisy Scene 8

Scene 8

Scene 8

  • In the car, Hoke tries to make small talk, but Miss Daisy doesn't want to talk small with him.
  • She also accuses him of speeding because he isn't driving under the speed limit. Driving slow saves on gas, she says.
  • Hoke complains that they're driving so slow they're hardly moving. "Might as well walk to the Piggly Wiggly."
  • But Daisy says she pays for the gas, she decides how slow they drive.
  • Then she starts giving him directions, even though her route isn't efficient. She's like the worst GPS ever.
  • She wants him to turn around, but they're already at the Piggly Wiggly.
  • He parks and they get out of the car. Daisy takes the keys and orders Hoke to wait by the car.
  • While she's in the Piggly Wiggly, Hoke calls Boolie from a nearby payphone.
  • He boasts that he finally got to drive his mama to the store. Only took him six days. "The same time it took the Lord to make the world."