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Get Your VI Driving License as Soon as You Can!

 
poodle
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So, a few years back, I had to get a VI drivers license, but had lost my Texas license when my purse got stolen. I had to take the written and driving tests all over again...something I hadn't done since I was 16!

Well, down here, the examiner requires that you take a test in a vehicle that has a hand brake, in case he needs to yank it to save his life! Well, I have a big ass truck, no hand brake, so I had to borrow a car. It was a much smaller car, but I was not familiar with it. I hit the parking cones on the first try and that test as over...failed!!!

I returned 2 days later, and with a different car again. It was my landlord's car, and she came with me...she was going to tell them to just give me my license and then we go away. (sometimes things work that way down here)

So, my landlord parks the car at an angle that takes up 2 spaces in the test area, and the examiner starts to yell at ME...I didn't do anything!!! Meanwhile, my landlord, Rosa, who speaks very little English, made a beeline for the office and didn't hear/understand the examiner's anger, and so he gets even more angry!

So, he tells me to "get in the car!" and then tells me to turn it on and put down the window...well, the window doesn't work, so he gets even MORE angry, all at me! I started to cry...I was so upset...I knew I had to parallel park, again, and I felt too nervous to get it right... The reason the examiner is yelling at me is because the vehicle inspector is arguing with him about Rosa's bad parking...so those two are carrying on with me in the middle!

Now, comes time to parallel park, tears on my cheeks, the examiner looks at me, and says "drive!". I ask, do I parallel park first? He says "no, just go to the highway". Whew....no parking today for me! Yippee!!!

Now, we are driving down the road to the highway, and he starts asking me why I am crying...I say I got so nervous with all the arguing and was afraid I was not going to be able to park this new-to-me vehicle...so he says, "no parking test for you, don't worry." Ok...now I feel better!

So, turning onto the highway, I failed my test...I made a rong lane choice...go figure... BUT...he tells me to continue the test anyway, and let's see if I get the rest of the maneuvers correct. While driving back to the BMV, he starts asking me for a date! I still am teared-up, because I don't yet know if I am going to pass this fuckin test...and there he is asking me to go out!!! I put off answering him by saying I was concentrating on driving and didn't want any distractions that would cause me to make more mistakes...whew...got out of THAT one!

So, we get back to the BMV, and he tells me to get the final back-in parking done correctly, that was all he wanted...well, wouldn't ya know I backed in crooked!!! He looks at me, shakes his head, then tells me to "get out of the car!" and has someone else, who I didn't know, jump in the car and move it before the vehicle inspector sees it!

Now, I go inside, to wait, to see what happens. The examiner comes in, and hands me my paperwork, which says I passed! Rosa smiles, and gives me a look, like she's taken care of it all...never having an idea of what I just went through!

I walk out, with license in hand, and one of the workers there walks by me and says, mockingly, "boo hoo hoo". I just smiled and said, ", well, I got my license, didn't I??"

What a day that was!

Moral to the story: get your VI driver's license as soon as you can!!!

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Topic starter Posted : February 24, 2014 12:52 am
speee1dy
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congratulations. and how was the date

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Posted : February 24, 2014 12:25 pm
poodle
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ha ha ha !!!

NO date...I got out of that one!

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Topic starter Posted : February 25, 2014 12:38 am
speee1dy
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lol

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Posted : February 25, 2014 2:29 pm
CruzanIron
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So you used an unsafe vehicle to take a test that you were not qualified for and you failed the test, and you are proud of yourself because we now have an unqualified driver on our roads?

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Posted : February 27, 2014 5:20 pm
noOne
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Jesus, shut up Cruz.

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Posted : February 27, 2014 7:14 pm
LiquidFluoride
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being a negative contrarian on the internet is kind of... passe isn't it?

its not hard, it starts with a smile.

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Posted : February 27, 2014 7:44 pm
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