Originally Posted by **********s.com
You are probably fine. The drum just got a really good wear on it - honestly. Unless you park your car on a hill everyday then start to worry about that handbrake - but my bet is its working just fine.
I've seen someone pull the same thing as your new wife... it was of course a women (I was just a kid at the time, but I was sitting there wondering to myself, does she honestly not smell the pads burning up or the shaking from the car? I think they are wired different then us).
Sighhhh... gives the rest of us a bad rap...