Why Trying To Pass Your Driving Test Is The Worst Thing Ever
Passing your driving test is a rite of passage for most teenagers… so why am I still trying to pass it four years later?
Yeah, I keep asking myself the same question…
Although I’ve yet to get the thumbs up from my examiner, I have managed to learn some things along the way – mostly the many, many reasons why trying to pass your test is the WORST THING EVER.
#1 Your parents
Cringing as your parent’s watch as you drive off on your first lesson is bad. Not as bad as it is on your 25th…
#2 Parallel parking
Getting to the end of a lesson and feeling the overwhelming urge to fist-pump the air because no one’s mentioned the dreaded P’s. (Parallel parking, duh)
#3 Still drunk
Having to cancel a 9am lesson because you’re 100 per cent still intoxicated. Again.
#4 The swearing
Dealing with five minutes of awkward silence after you’ve shouted the S word, the W word AND the F word…
#5 The embarrassment
Noticing your friends are behind you and having to accept the fact that there will be a photo of you driving on Facebook with at least 20 likes by the time you’ve finished. Great.
#6 Clutch control
Spending the entire two-hour lesson bitching about your new enemy – the clutch… And then you finally master it.
#7 Emergency stops
Losing concentration for a split second and experiencing what one might call a full throttle neck-battering emergency stop. Was that really necessary?
Stalling in the middle of a roundabout and taking the time to thank your parents, friends and peers for the life you’ve had…
#9 The instruction
Being told to speed up. And then to slow the hell down.
#10 The sarcasm
“I am a little disappointed with your effort this afternoon” – But did you die?
#11 Realising your own stupidity
The realisation that you have reached adulthood and still don’t know your lefts and rights… Yes, this is actually true.
Words: Chloe Haywood
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