Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: Driving - ARG!!!
Posted by justfoundout on April 01 2009 09:14 PM
I took Driver's Ed in High School. When I took the test, I had to take it in my Dad's full sized new white Cadillac, because it was 'automatic' and it was what I'd been driving. Those were really big cars back then. My father had taught me to drive. He was extremely demanding, especially when it came to parallel parking. I could barely even see what was around me in such a huge car, but he made me 'turn the wheel!' to start backing into the parking place 'way sooner than it seemed like to me that I should start turning the wheel.
Anyway, when I went to take the test, they had two big strong metal posts set up, representing the car in front and the car behind the parking space, and I had to put that big, full sized, Cadillac between them. The official giving me the test was probably trying to keep from laughing. I was 17. When I'd done the maneuver, he opened the door on the passenger's side, and reported that I was inches from the curb, right where I was supposed to be. I was so happy that I forgot to put on the left turn signal before I pulled back out, and got 'counted off' for it. :( He consoled me that I'd earned more points for parking than I'd lost for forgetting the turn signal. I should have told him that I was trying to 'confuse the enemy' like Kat said that she does. - jus'
Edited by justfoundout on April 01 2009 09:18 PM