On my last day of November vacation, I took a trip that was 15 years in the making. I hopped on the bus and took the 10 minute ride down the street to my local DriveTest office where I applied for my very first driver’s licence. The experience was interesting. A lot of waiting. A lot of cranky confused people. Several screaming babies. But my two hour wait gave me some much needed people watching time (and really, the people were quite interesting). There was a great mix of anticipation, frustration, annoyance and excitement coming from young and old.
I ended up getting some great service from the employees there. They were friendly and helpful making the experience very pleasant. There were a couple of well timed jokes from the ladies processing my application – and the written test lady asked if I wanted to take the test in Chinese for an additional challenge. Tempting… but I ultimately went with English. (PS… I got 100% on the written test)
Don’t blame me if I show off my temporary licence when I see you. I’m pretty proud of it. Looking back, I couldn’t even tell you why I waited so long to get it. It just never ended up being a priority for me. Looking forward, there are a lot of steps left before I can freely drive on my own – but I’m excited to start learning.
To move me towards my goal of being fully licenced, I have started looking at cars. Here is my favourite so far…
I’ll start saving now so that I can fret over which colour I would like as soon as I have my G2. (It comes in 14 colours!!)
Check out the Fiat 500 here.