Friday, March 12, 2010

Flashback Friday

How and when did you learn to drive? Do you have any particular memories associated with getting your driver license? How old were you when you got your first car and what was it? Who paid for it?

I'm going to start by saying that I am still a "youngin" at 23 so this wasn't too long ago.

My dad took me out in what would soon be my brothers Tercel. It was a standard. I believe, after stalling approximately 5000 times or more, I jumped out of the car (on the dirt road leading to our house) in tears and ran home.
After that my parents payed for lessons in the neighbouring town. Because I live in BC, we have the graduated licensing program. At the time I had to have my learner's permit(L) for 6 months and my Novice permit (N) for 18 months. With the GLP lessons I was able to test for my N after 3 months. I failed and had to redo the test a couple months later.
Driving home with my N, in a snowstorm, I came up to a corner (this is in mountainous, windy roads) to see my high school counsellor (who is known for her horrible driving) in my lane! Let's just say mom and I had to pull over afterwards (when it was safe!) to collect ourselves!

I still have never owned a car; I live in a city with a great transit system. I imagine when I am finished school and have a career I can start thinking about that. But right now it's just not in the budget.


  1. It's interesting the variety of experiences we all had! Thanks for playing!

  2. Just saying hello from SITS and following you too! Great blog off to read more.

  3. Enjoyed your story. It would be nice to have a good transit system, should would save on a lot of headaches. Thanks for sharing.

    until next time... nel

  4. That was interesting to read! My husband just got back from DC and I asked him about the cars there and he said how most people take public transportation. Very different from here.

    Have a nice weekend!