I am now fully licensed with my G. There is no insidious “2” after it, insinuating that I am not a capable driver. I guess I fooled them. Right before this post I also discovered that a miss Fisher also passed her test today. A hearty Congratulations to you!
I will say I was nervous. I think I can be an ‘over preparer’ sometimes. Last week my mom paid for me to have a lesson, which was good because I can’t beleive how many times I said “what?? you have to do that?? every time??”. He was a very nice man. I’m supposed to call him tomorrow to give him the good news. he taught me how to back in. I almost want to do it all the time. But that will wear off. To practice I would go to the mall parking lot and pick a random car. But in my fear of looking stupid (who backs in beside another car in an empty spot?) I would quickly bail if anyone came my way.
I realized that I hadn’t parallel parked since my last driving test. I hadn’t backed into a parking space either. Maybe I never will again. I’m ok with that. I also realized that I like going 60. I spent a wekk practicing the speed limit. It was so difficult. Everyone else on the road hated me. Now I don’t have to do that again for a long time either!
Funny: this Tuesday my boss (at the Rotary Club) signed up myself and Heather (my coworker) for 4 hours of defensive driving! How perfect is that? So in all I got two go’s at the test route with professionals. Our Tuesday teacher looked like Catherine Willows from CSI. Weird.
The actual test: conquered. I drove the speed limit. I changed lanes like a pro. Glanced all over the place. Parallel parked. Three-point turned. Emergency-stopped. Improvement: watch for hazards more. I AM SO ECSTATIC. FINALLY!!!
ps. I lied on the form. I have never driven on a 400 series highway.