Friday, May 22, 2009

The DMV Strikes Again

Well I did it. I now have a learners permit.

I walked into that DMV held held high...well not too high as they might recognize me from the other two times I was escorted out of the DMV. Presented my 15 different types of ID including my library card, cable bill and an offer for a 0% interest credit card from Herbie's Bank and Chicken wings shack and took my test. It was nerve wracking but I sat in my little desk and answered questions about stop signs and yielding and other driving stuff. I waited for the results and then was called to the counter to be told yes indeed I had passed.

I screamed with joy hugged the clerk who almost called security and ran out clutching my new leaner's permit. It may have taken me two tries, being thrown out twice and being told I didn't have enough ID over and over and over again but I did it. I ran gleefully to the elevator when three things stopped me cold :

1. I had just passed a test many 15 year old pass on the first time (it took me two tries Dr. Suzie!). I can hear the jokes now"Oh is it your 16 birthday today I must have forgot."

2. If I passed the actual test I was likely to become every ones personal driver. Oh Mommy could you drive me to soccer? Mom can I go to the mall? Mommy can you drive down town and bail me out of jail it wasn't my fault I swear!

3. If I went to a wedding or party I would likely become the designated driver and never be able to drink and have fun again. Hey Suzie a tequila shot accidentally fell into my mouth i guess your gonna have to drive the three hours back to NYC.

This little piece of paper was no longer my triumph it was a stupid move a dumb move one that would haunt me for all time. First I should have never learned to cook. Second I should have never started cleaning ever. I should have lived in filth until someone other than me learned to clean. The one thing I had going for me was not knowing how to drive and now silly me silly know it all Suzie was now going to do it all.

I hate you DMV! It's all your fault!
By the way thank you all for your kind thoughts. Having my bloggy friends support is such a wonderful thing. I know this death will take a long time to come to terms with but having a place to vent and laugh is such a valuable thing.


Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Congrats on the permit!
My mom is 56, lived her whole life in NYC and NEVER learned to drive!
Still doesnt!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I honestly wonder if I could walk into a DMV and pass the test for my learner's permit... And I've been driving for over 20 years. Scary thought!

Michele said...

Woohoo! Congrats! Driving brings a whole new level of freedom to life sometimes.

I STILL don't have my Oregon license. I have to take the freakin' written exam to get it, even though I have been a licensed driver since 1987. Sheesh.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Learning this type of thing when you're no longer an invincible teen is tough! I tried to learn to drive a stick at 35 and finally gave up. Very nerve wracking!

It's good to be a bloggy friend. I second your YEY! for a place to vent and laugh!

Helen said...

.... I love the way you think!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Don't tell anyone.

Mrs. M said...

I'm sorry you were tricked by the evil DMV. And they are evil. Still congrats on passing even if it's a mixed blessing!

The Mrs. said...

so your one step closer to joining the ranks of scary ny driver. Its funny, now when I drive home its as if the seas part when people see the NY plates. They know how we drive.

adrienne said...

Congratulations! I fear having to take that test again if I ever move to another state.

Vered - MomGrind said...

Yay! Congrats Suzie!

Annie said...


Whatever you do, don't buy a truck. Or any big vehicle. Then every time someone needs something big moved, not only will you be driving, but you and your large vehicle will get roped in to service, and you'll lose your Saturdays too.

neb said...

You rock! (And I still need a ride home. I've been waiting here at the mall for days.)

TattingChic said...

Congrats! :)

April said...

good for you!!! congrats on passing :-)

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