This is a New Year and I Can Drive
I cannot be the only person that does not like it when a person says “see you next year.” I mean YaH…it will be next year, but…just…even I can’t handle the corniness. The reaall bad part about this saying is that I will hear it for the rest of my life, no matter the person.
Someone always just HAS to say it
About two weeks ago I took my permit test. I have waited for about four months to take the test because I was nervous I was going to fail and I needed time to study…but mostly the first reason. When I arrived with my mother she had to sort out some paper work and I had to find the nearest bathroom.
When I came back we waited for our number to be called so we could get me a fake-permit-looking piece of paper that will soon be transformed into my real permit. I took a vision test, took a horrible black and white picture, and listened to the lady give me instructions about the test. She said I could only skip between 2 to 4 questions, but they will come back at the end. If I did more I could possibly fail. This scared me because she did not know the exact amount of questions I could skip and when she gave me these numbers she wasn’t too confident.
I went into the testing room with 25 minutes to take the test. I skipped questions, I bounced my leg out of anxiety, and finished the test in about 7 minutes…and in the end on a white screen with blue outlining, in red words the screen read that I have failed.
I came out of the testing room, sat next to my mother trying to hold back my sadness and said that I failed and was in the mood to go home.
I remembered that someone told me that if I did fail I could just hop back in line and try again, my mother however did not think this was true and thought I had to come back another time, but she double-checked and asked a different woman from behind the counter if it was true that I could retake the test. With joy on her face, looking at me she said that I could. I gave the woman my soon to be permit and she gave me some advice. This woman told me I could skip as many questions as I wanted and if I skipped the same one over and over, the test would give me a new question. May I just say bless this kind woman’s heart because I went into that test really calm, taking my time, and skipping just a few questions not having to be weary about how many I skipped.
I finished the test in about 12 to 15 minutes and in green letters the screen read that I passed.
If my life were a Hallmark movie I would keep that woman in my life and send her Christmas cards every year.
I came out the DMV afraid they were going to take my permit away and rushed outside. I was skipping in the parking lot holding that piece of paper tight in my hand and asked if I could drive home…I have never even started a car.
After all of this I signed up for driving hours and so far I have driven for three hours and I can proudly say I am one of the best drivers I know…as soon as I start looking at my blind spots.