For some of you may know, I didn’t have a drivers license until now. For most, you’re thinking why you haven’t gotten a drivers license? There are several layers to this. At the beginning, my father was an auto body worker, so he knows a lot about cars. He took it slowly for me to perfect my turns and see the whole road. I never failed, but I never attempted. What stopped the momentum was our family was cash strapped and I had no time practicing driving (including the driving classes).
In between, a few things have happened: I was practicing, but the car was jinxed. It might had no brakes, no lights, etc. In that same time, I had to retake the knowledge test. Also, gas prices were skyrocketing and I don’t want to spend all my hard-earned money on gas. I relied on carpooling, public transportation, and on occasion, walking. Actually, it was not bad and love being a public commuter.
Two weeks ago, I took the road test. Amazingly, it only takes 5 minutes (That’s the Virginia DMV I guess) and got my drivers license. Am I relieved? Sort of. Am I happy? Not really, because now I’m part of the Northern Virginia drivers, the absolute worse type of people in the country. I’m going to drive on occasion because as I learned in the past few years, I don’t need a car. I just need to get from point A and point B and enjoy it. So if you see me driving White Shadow (my White Oldsmobile Cutlass), be afraid because I’m an Asian, a Northern Virginiaier, and unpredictable; a lethal combination.