posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 02:27 PM
I will be taking my behind-the-wheel driving test soon at the MVA and i'm absolutely terrified. My friends almost all failed it the first time. And
it's not like an easy trip. The closest MVA location is 40 minutes away. So, i'm under pressure from my parents to pass it the first time. I'm the
type of person where if i know i'm being evaluated, and the spotlight is on me, i do worse than if i'm just on my own.
I don't even want to drive. The grocery store, gym, and village center is a 5 minute walk away. School is a 4 minute walk. And the pool is a short 1.3
mile run or bikeride. But i need to drive because the community college i'll be starting at in the fall is a 5 minute drive away and public
transportation is not a feasible option.
We went up to my high school today to try and parallel park. But i'm just not good enough at it. I can do it, but i have a hard time getting the car
straight or within 10 inches of the curb. And i struggle to do it in under 2 minutes. Why do they care if i know how to parallel park? I will
literally drive around and find a non-parallel parking space, just so i don't need to parallel park.
I start seeing red if i even so much as think about the DMV. I feel an unbelievable amount of hatred toward the DMV. Not necessarily the people
because they're just doing it for the money & to feed their family, but the system behind it. Yet another control system by our wonderful government
(sarcasm). It's stupid and bureaucratic. I just want to get this over with and if i fail, I'm not sure how I would take it. It's not out of the
possibility that i would totally flip out at the person.
This whole DMV thing is stupid and illogical and badly needs a reform. They need to be more lenient that there are different driving styles, and not
everybody backs up the same way with an arm on the passenger seat, or parallel parks in under 2 minutes. And besides, many people drive recklessly
anyway after taking the test (not saying i will). It's just stupid
edit on 20-2-2011 by mossme89 because: (no reason given)