Monday 25 September 2017

Trials and tribulations of the learner driver

A learner driver from the 1960s
laments his bad luck again as he reads
the results of his latest driving test
A learner driver from the 1960s laments his bad luck again as he reads the results of his latest driving test

•Come mid-November I will, once again, sit my driving test. Having many times been failed, due to an ancient vendetta against my clan, and having lived in eight decades, I will gallantly sally forth to face my nemesis, the dreaded and yet somehow holy tester.

I've come before 'em all -- young, old, male, female, and once or twice, I believe, the androgynous.

I'm a great driver, but hopeless at exams. I failed the primary cert when a child in sixth class, simply because I can't do sums. I did it again the following year and passed, but only because the brave boy sitting in front of me passed back the answers to all the maths questions.

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