October 3, 2007

Driving Lesson

Filed under: Family, Home, My Life, Self Pity — happychick @ 6.38p10

For the first time in my life today, I drove a car.

I cried the entire time.

It was 8 in the morning, and there was not another soul on the road. Lucky for them, dare I say it- and sorry to the man down my street whose bin I nearly took out.

It’s embarrassing, thinking about it now. Of course, I couldn’t help the tears. They come naturally, in times of stress, excitement- basically, in any situation where one single emotion threatens to overcome me.

Still, I was crying like a sissy as I drove down Collier Street, blubbering during the three-point-turn, and the tears only ceased to allow me to cry “Oh Shit!” as an impatient driver passed me on the corner.

It was awful, the whole bloody experience. I’d rather catch public transport for the rest of my life than go through it again.

But go through it I will.

And there will be more tears.

Thinking back to your own first driving lessons, have any of you actually humiliated yourselves like that?



  1. At least that shows you were taking it seriously. In my early driving lessons I scared the crap out of my old man when he thought I was going straight into a pole.

    Comment by Mr Angry — October 9, 2007 @ 6.38p10

    • Shame on you for scaring your dad like that.

      Comment by Anonymous — April 16, 2011 @ 6.38p04

  2. You’re really not the only one!
    During one of my driving lessons I began crying.
    I kept it quiet, of course, but I’m sure my instructor still noticed. I just had some overwhelming issue with reverse stall parking or something. But I know exactly what you mean with the crying basically whenever any emotion threatens to overwhelm you 🙂

    Comment by Shona — October 17, 2007 @ 6.38p10

  3. I expect pictures and possibly video of your next driving lesson …would be fairly sweet.

    P.S. I didnt cry during my driving lesson … to busy watching my dad yell at me. I guess he didnt like the idea of going in reverse at 35mph …. dont think its that bad/hard ? TRY IT !!

    Comment by thestunts — October 28, 2007 @ 6.38p10

  4. I’m not sure if I actually humiliated myself during my first driving lesson. But unlike you, I never cried while driving.

    Comment by Anonymous — April 16, 2011 @ 6.38p04

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