Trials and tribulations of the learner driver
•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.