So what happened?
I failed my driving test!This is how the story unfolds.
I was picked up from my office this afternoon after lunch by my driving instructor to go for my test. Everything was going okay. We had a quick practice and it seemed fine. I made a few mistakes but nothing ridiculously worrying. So we get to the test centre, when I saw the lady that was going to be testing my driving, I already knew I had to give it my best and make minimum mistakes. So 5 minutes after leaving the test centre, I stalled the car. Nothing too serious, I carried on without much ado.
She asked me to do a reverse into the left road manoeuver which is the one manoeuver I dreaded. I did it anyway and it was okay. Then I stalled the car again. My this time I was getting agitate. Bare in mind I hardly ever stalled during my lessons. Anyway, I was convinced I had already failed but carried on anyway. So it was the part of the test where I had to do individual driving .i.e. she tells me where to go in advance and I drive according to her instructions. The first set of instructions were okay, I managed to drive okay according to her instructions. However, the next set of instructions, I got to this junction that looked like a roundabout and she asked me to turn right. I then proceeded to turn right like I am going around a round about – ALAS.. I was driving in the wrong direction.
She tells me to park and said I was in the completely wrong place, basically I was driving in the wrong direction. As I parked, I started to cry! LOL I know it sounds silly. I had just had a really crappy day at work, the atmosphere at work has been stressful and I had already had a quick cry at work because of that (I know I cry a lot and no I did not cry in the office, I cried in the toilet). I really wanted something to go right today, like to pass this test so I could be happy today but that was not meant to happen.
I already knew I failed the test so I asked her to direct me back to the test centre. She then tells me she can’t do that and I can either complete the test or walk to the test centre. I did not know my way back and I knew it was a long walk so I just sat there. Then she asked me what I wanted to do. I told her I obviously don’t have a choice I have to keep driving. She said I have a choice. In my mind I was like you want me to drive abi, don’t worry, I will drive you today (inspired by mstizzles post about driving to the police station lol).
So I started driving and speeding on purpose which made her uncomfortable. She then started telling me to stop and eventually stepped on her brake pedals. I think by this time she realised I wasn’t reasoning properly, especially as I was still crying! LOL gosh I am such a baby. In her wisdom, she declared the test completed and proceeded to direct me back to the test centre. I should say I drove carefully this time round. She then said it was not the end of the world. Of course I know it is not the end of the world, but it was a very wrong day to fail the test because my day was already going not so well plus a wasted half day off work!
My driving instructor drove me back home, I was quiet all through the drive home. Let’s just say this may be the end of our over a year partnership. Time to find someone to help me pass. You may say it is not his fault but I will never know till I try someone else.
So that’s me! Failed my first attempt of my driving test. I shall book another test soon.. not the end of the world.. life goes on. On the positive side, I now know what a driving test feels like.
And finally, on a lighter note, finally have work to do *dancing* logged on to my work laptop to meet loads of emails of to-dos.