Tuesday, October 27, 2009
For me the driver’s test has always seemed like a sort of litmus test. Those who don’t pass the first time are going to have a hard time in life (they don’t study hard enough, they don’t care enough, etc.), and those who pass the first time are the “good ones”. All of a sudden I was afraid that I had a very good chance of being one of the “losers”, no matter how hard I had studied.
It was really touch-and-go there for a while, with the sadistic computer quizzing me on subjects I’d never thought to study, but then I got this question: What is the only traffic sign in the shape of an octagon? Then my confidence began to build. Sure enough, this little screen popped up saying: “Congratulations, you have passed your test!” Can you imagine my relief? I give God all of the glory, I could never have done it alone!
So I now have my learner’s permit, yay!!! After Mom and I did some celebratory shopping at Kohl’s, I had my first legal driving experience in the deserted parking lot of the cinema next door. I’m sure anyone watching me would have really wondered what on earth I was up to, tehe! Then I drove some more in a huge subdivision, equally deserted. I must say, I think I did pretty well for my first day. Wish me luck, send me prayers, and hope that I won’t cause any damage in the coming months!