Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Oh yes I did.

Years ago when I went to the DMV for my learners permit, I had to take two tests, both which should have been able to be done with ease! However, I was so nervous and couldn't wait to have my sunglasses on, the wind in my hair, and of course my mother beside me because it was after all the learners permit and not the actual license. I had heard that the DMV would give you questions to make you think, and some might even be trick answers! For the signs test, there were 10 questions, and you had to pass them ALL to go to the next, slightly easier, test.

Question 1 looks something like this:
What does this sign mean:

1. drive with caution.
2. stop if necessary.
3. you must come to a complete stop.
4. slow down.

My thoughts:
"Oh man, this is the first question and I don't want to miss it. I know it is a stop sign, but if you HAD to stop then it would have the word "STOP" on it. This is a tricky test, just like so-and-so told me. Okay, i'm going to go with number 2."

The computer screen then nicely tells me that I have to wait a week and try to take the test again.

And I cried.


Employee No. 3699 said...

Many, many years ago when I got my permit, it was through my high school driver's ed course. We were lucky, they just gave it to you because you were in the class.

Meg said...

I failed my permit test 3 times!

THEhooahwife said...

Hehehe. Poor Megan! Yeah, wanna know what I did? I got a stupid answer wrong because I guessed the farthest distance you had to be behind an ambulance. And I got it wrong. Seems you are counted wrong if you are TOO safe! Gotta love the DMV!!

Liz said...

If it makes you feel any better, I flew through that test w/ flying colors and FAILED the driving portion. Twice. Wow... I scared the testgiver so bad. And myself. It took me years to recover. :) So I guess what I'm trying to say is dont worry about it, all that counts is the actual driving part. :)

Kara said...

Great story!! I have to change my registration from Missouri to Illinois soon, and I'm terrified b/c I have to take another test!

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