That's backwards. Automatics are for commuting to work. When you retire, you buy a manual. My Mom is not driving right now (age 92, locked down) and she once drove automatics, but not since about 1989. She's convinced she can only drive a manual. I take her out for driving lessons in an automatic and she does fine but she's not at ease. I think I could get her back driving, after this stuff is over, with an automatic but I expect some push back from her. Rolling on a steep hill terrifies her and yet she's so accustomed to that shifting - as part of the art of driving. I'm hoping, on account of this interruption, she'll sort of re-learn the task altogether.