October 04, 2006

Lessons learned

I had my final pre-paid pre-test driving lesson this afternoon. My normally punctual instructor, Lino, had called to let me know he was running late because the heavy rain was slowing traffic down. That suited me just fine.

Eventually Lino arrived and we were off. As soon as I started the car I noticed the low-gas indicator was flashing again. I frowned at the blinking indicator and turned toward Lino, who was smirking. I grumbled, "You weren't late because of traffic. You were late because you were driving around in order to show up here with an empty tank." His denial was unconvincing.

"You know what?" he said. "I've got a student who is exactly the opposite of you. He loves the smell of gas, and tar, and rubbing alcohol, too." Better you than me, driving around with that kid, I thought.

After I had filled the tank, I reminded Lino that we had practiced gassing up twice but had not yet covered night driving or driving on gravel. "Those come later," he explained. "The first thirteen modules are geared to get you to pass the test, which you, uh, at this stage, well, you wouldn't, um..."

I made sure to drive on the sidewalk on the way home.


Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

LOL is all I have to say.


UKBob said...

I hope that isn't a picture of you!!

Calamity Jen said...

No... not yet, anyway!

Yesterday I had to go to a police station to obtain a clearance letter for my new job. Two of the ten wickets were reserved for people requesting letters; the remainder were for people reporting auto collisions. I was grateful to be in the letter line-up, but I'm quite sure it's only a matter of time before I'm in the collision line-up (at least once). I knew there was a reason I chose not to get my license.

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

LOL I feel like I've dragged you to some awful kids movie on a Saturday afternoon and there is a drooling kid sitting next to you, telling you all about his kid sister's poopy diaper. LOL I'm soooo evil!

Calamity Jen said...

Aha! I had forgotten that I had someone else to blame for this travesty! Curse you!