Doesn’t everyone have a driver’s license story to tell? I’d really like to know why so many people don’t pass the first time.
I didn’t get my license until I was 21 years old. I remember I was pregnant with Toby and Paul just got sick of hauling me around and told me that’s it, your getting your license. I was happy to get it but it wasn’t that huge of a deal to me. I studied and I’d been driving for years. I learned how to drive when I was 13 on grandma and grandpa’s farm. Everyone up there thought I had my license because I drove all the time. Back then, there weren’t many police out and if I would have gotten “caught,” I could have said I was a farmer and had been helping out and I wouldn’t have gotten a ticket. I never drove at home though. Not in Minneapolis but I did “know” how.
I studied very hard. I got the handbook and really studied. I had Paul quiz me and I was sure to pass. I passed the permit test easily. So, I get in the car and off we took. Mind you, I didn’t buckle up but nobody did back then. The instructor told me to pull up to the light and take a left. So that’s what I did. He told me to pull over and I failed 5 seconds into the test. I took a left on a one way, the wrong way. So, don’t you think that’s tricking me?? I felt that was so unfair. Yes, I should have been paying more attention but I was nervous in the service and he could have waited until I was a little further into the test to trick me. I went back the next day and passed but I really felt they were taking advantage of me. I felt they wanted me to fail the first time. Like a badge I had to earn or something.
How many of you passed the first time? If you didn’t, what made you fail it the first time?