So I don’t talk about it a lot
because it doesn’t matter but I don’t have my drivers license yet.
I’ll give you a quick rundown of what one has to do to get a drivers license above the age of 18 where I live.
- take a required 6 hour class
- take a driving test
- get license
I think that’s a pretty short list.
In comparison, the teenagers have to take a class, have over 30 logged hours driving, have a drivers permit for 6 months, have very stringent restrictions on their license for a year, and then they can drive however they please.
So I took the first step to getting my license this past Saturday.
I took my 6 hour course and I’d like to tell you about it.
I came to the driving school at about 7:45 and sat waiting for the class to begin at 8:00.
The class did not begin at 8:00.
There were only 5 people in my class and 3 out of 5 of them were late.
So when they finally arrived, the class began.
My classmates consisted of a girl who moved here from New York (where they have worthwhile public transportation), a girl who has been driving illegally without a license for 3 years, a 20-something DJ who had an affinity for staring at me, and a 60 year old man who recently moved here from Nigeria.
We’re like a group of rejected X-men.
So what actually happened in the class is pretty expected. We read the DMV drivers handbook and got lectured.
I would like to tell you about a video they made us watch, however.
I wish I remembered the title of it, but I’ll give you a synopsis.
Long, drawn out footage of dead bodies hanging out of cars with the reason they crashed written on screen.
Just gore and “eating a cheeseburger while driving”.
After doing some mundane studying and watching the aforementioned snuff film, we took 2 tests.
I got a perfect score on both of them so I was able to leave an hour early while the people who didn’t score as well were offered retakes.
I took a bit of time to camwhore in the bathroom which was shockingly nice.
Another great post, Mikah.
I hope the readers liked it just as much.
*both Mikahs look into the camera and laugh in a very sitcom manner*
*family matters laugh track*