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I hate to think what would happen if they hadn't taken the class... 
12th-Feb-2008 08:38 pm
I'm 22 and recently got my driving license.  One can get a license at 16 here, but home and work were close enough that I never bothered 'til now.

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15th-Feb-2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
The bit about Amber offering to strip the threads reminded me of an episode of Frasier. Frasier and Niles took a car repair course and thought that stripping them was what they were supposed to be doing. (I liked the line "Oh, twist THEN pull. I was twisting and pulling simultaneously in accordance with your instructions 'twist and pull'" because it sounded like something I would say.)
15th-Feb-2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
I remember that episode!
15th-Feb-2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
I have never felt as lucky as now, as I realize there is an entire ocean between me and those nutcases.
15th-Feb-2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
OMG I CANNOT STOP LAUGHING.

How the hell did you EVER keep a straight face??????
16th-Feb-2008 03:59 am (UTC)
Easy answer: I didn't :D
15th-Feb-2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
No, no, we don't want them to stop digging. We might miss out on some comedy gold!
15th-Feb-2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Now, I will NEVER DRIVE AGAIN.
15th-Feb-2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
It appears the sidewalks are no longer safe. *shakes head*
15th-Feb-2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
This reminds me of something that happened last Friday. Obviously there was an accident, cars turned sideways in the shoulder. Travelling I-95 south to Virginia. It happens.

What basically almost took my life was the not ONE, but TWO CARS COMPLETELY STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE LANE AND THE RIGHT LANE OF FRACKING I-95 AT 9 PM ON A SATURDAY.

it also makes me very very glad I took Driver's Ed as a freshman in HS and it was required, and I've been driving since I was 14. heh.
15th-Feb-2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
Wow. Glad to know I wasn't the only one shaking my head in driver's ed class.

In my class, there was a ditzy know it all who thought she was better than me and teased me about the fact that I had psoriasis (skin condition, fyi. Can't catch it, basically looks bad, hence teasing).

Well, it came time to review our recently taken test. We came to the question: "You've missed your exit on the interstate, what do you do?" Answer choice: "A. Go to the next exit and work your way back. B. Turn around, on the interstate. C. Back up."

Ahem. Ditz chose C. Then tried to make a case. "Well there are a lot of lanes. Surely you can do it" yada-yada. It took up 10 minutes of our class, her bitching and moaning. So finally, I looked at her and loudly proclaimed "You're wrong. Teacher's right. Get OVER YOURSELF."

Never heard a peep from her again. And I don't wish her well. (But I pray for the sake of ALL the other drivers on the road.)

I also told the teacher that I'd like to never be put in her car. That I'd tell my parents he voluntarily put my life in danger if it were the case. Never got into a car with her.....

Yep. Everyone needs to watch themselves on the road!


15th-Feb-2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
My mother backed up on a highway or interstate once. (I don't remember which it was.)

We were in Houston, trying to get from the airport to our hotel. Mom accidentially got onto a toll road, then panicked when she was in an "Exact Change" lane. I told her to stay put and a toll attendant would come help. No. She BACKED UP at least 20 feet to get in the cash lane behind the other cars.

I confiscated her keys and did the driving for the rest of the weekend.
15th-Feb-2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
If you're driving a car at the speed of light, and you turn on the headlights, does anything happen?
16th-Feb-2008 03:32 am (UTC)
Actually, yes, according to the physics primer I read just the other day. But since you're going the speed of light, your time = 0, so it literally takes forever to happen.

For people OUTSIDE the car, however, nothing happens.
15th-Feb-2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
This post is hilarious yet terrifying. Please offer up more stories should they arise! (And I'm betting they will.)
15th-Feb-2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
I took the classroom part of my driving stuff online, and was shocked and appalled at how the lessons and/or driving manual spelled some things out. Now I understand why. *headdesk*
16th-Feb-2008 01:20 am (UTC)
The truly frightning thing is that it's possible to get a driver's license without ever going to a class.

BTW, Goldfish Girl = Amber?
16th-Feb-2008 03:57 am (UTC)
I don't think so. In one post it was mentioned that Goldfish Girl had offspring. Amber, fortunately, did not.

Yet.
16th-Feb-2008 03:50 am (UTC) - YAY!
Yippee!! I just got home and saw that for the first time in my life, I got a post approved to MtS :D

Today is a good day :)
17th-Feb-2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
A little late, but this just showed up in my ICHC feed and I thought it was appropriate

Humorous Pictures
moar humorous pics
18th-Feb-2008 03:07 am (UTC)
I am also 22 and just got my permit. I was considering signing up for a class. Now I'm not sure if I really want to or really don't want to.
18th-Feb-2008 03:13 am (UTC)
I'd really recommend it. In spite of the students, they (Young Drivers) taught a lot of really great information. And, the in-car lessons were AWESOME. They teach you stuff you'd never want to do with your own car...like, taking it up to 80, and then slamming on the breaks, to test out ABS. It was fun :)
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