Friday, April 2, 2010

Driver Test

I got my first driving ticket of my life on Halloween 2009 when I ran a red light and was flashed with the intersection cameras.  I have been stopped a few times, but the officer never wrote me a ticket.  I hate the cameras because there is no chance of getting out of it!!!

So, I took the drivers test online.  I got a good laugh out of some of the lines in the test.  Here are some of my favorites...

Great sign...

"When the Three Stooges chase a car that's rolling backwards into the lake, that's funny.  Nobody's laughing though, when a real mom with real children slips down a boat ramp and drowns, because the parking brake gave out."
--What?  Did they really just say that?!  When I read the first line about the Three Stooges I had happy thoughts.  Then, the next line made me sick to think about!


"Dogs grabbed out of cars and thrown into traffic.  Fist fights in the turn lanes.  Gunfire from the cab of a pickup.  These are extreme cases of angry drivers going over the edge.  Your chances of encountering this level of hostility are probably slim.  But angry people are out there, and they are behind the wheels of dangerous machines."
--Seriously?  Dogs?  That's terrible and SO sad for the dogs!  Do you think that really happens?


"IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR LIFE, KEEP YOUR PERSPECTIVE!  So what if someone thinks you’re a slow driver?  Who cares if the other guy gets the parking space unfairly?  What may seem to you to be wimpy, may in fact be a sign of strength.  It takes a strong person to overcome the urge to get even, to stop himself from showing who’s right.  Smart is not always easy; dumb is always dangerous."
--I agree with the first sentence, but I think the rest is kinda funny.  I guess because I don't get angry when I drive.


"What's the weather like?  If it's sunny and dry where you are, good for you!  But, will it be blue skies where you're going?  Check the forecast for your destination, and plan for delays.  In rain, fog, or snow, you will be (should be) driving much slower.  If you try to stick to an unreasonable timeline, you are running the risk of skidding, hydroplaning, and crashing.  You can't meet a deadline if you're dead."
--Best part:  "You can't meet a deadline if you're dead."  As I type this, I realize that it seems like I didn't take this test very seriously.  I know driving is serious and I don't mess around when I drive, but these statements just seem silly to me.


"Keep yourself back from a bunched-up pack of cars.  Sooner or later, someone will apply the brakes, and then you're looking at a multi-car pile-up.  You don't want to be invited to that party!"
--Again, it's just silly.


"If you have a tire blowout, keep the car moving straight ahead, and take your foot off the gas. Don't apply the brakes.  Let the car come to a stop off the road.  DO NOT CHANGE THE TIRE IF IT MEANS WORKING IN A TRAFFIC LANE!!  You can replace a rim; you can't replace a limb."
--And more silliness.


Anyway, maybe you feel like you wasted your time by reading this...  Hopefully, you thought it was funny like me!

5 comments:

K∂riиє* Smith. said...

Hahahaaha, It is better laugh then cry anyway...
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K
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Royalbird said...

Definitely interesting, and yes, the dog thing has really happened. I think it was even in Arizona. My mom told me about it because the dog was the same kind of dog my parents have--a bichon frisee. So sad. Made me sick when I heard about it way back when.

Royalbird said...

PS. what is this "Friday Follow" stuff?

-K said...

I'm your newest follower from FF. Can't wait to read more, stop by my blog sometime! Happy FF!

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