I feel like I am 16 again. I have to go take a driver's test and get a different kind of license for work. It's a Class E in case you were wondering.
It's only a written exam, but I am still nervous. Teresa does not have the best driving exam record.
Let's go back about 10 years shall we?
I am almost 17 I and hated driving. HATED it. But I was Ms. Superinvolved with tons of extra curriculars and living about 20 minutes from school, so driving was essential.
I took my first driving test and failed...I really wasn't ready. On the second time around I was nervous. EXTREMELY nervous. I was doing ok, and then we got to the parallel parking part. The part every 16 year old fears.
I go a car length ahead, put the car in reverse, turn my head and put my foot down....hard. As in wayyy too hard. The back end of my car ramps the sidewalk and hits the chain link fence that is on the other side of the sidewalk. So yeah, I had a wheel or two in the air.
I am in total shock, not believing what happens. I think back now and wonder what that examiner was thinking and how he didn't lose it on me. He pretty calmly tells me to pull forward and park, because he has to go inside and make sure the people whose fence I hit don't want to press charges. I sit there thinking......."!?!?!?!?"
Needless to say I failed, and became traumatized for the rest of teen years, even after I passed my third time. I still am not a big fan of driving, but deal with it.
Funniest part of the story? I drove by that house one of the last times I visited my parents. The fence is still up, big bend and all.
Go ahead and lol @ me today, I give you permission.