Woohoo! Today, I went from holding a Temporary Driver License to being a bearer of an Interim Driver License. Please don’t ask me to explain the difference between “temporary” and “interim”, because the only meaning I get out of this is that:
I passed my driving test today!!!
Yipppeeee!!!! I simply can’t wipe that grin off my face. 😛
After the many steps I had to undertake, it has finally paid off. The driving lessons I took, the written test I had to pass weeks ago where I was only allowed to make not more than 6 mistakes out of 36 tricky questions, scheduling an appointment for the road test, queueing up in line waiting for my turn for the road test, having weird dreams prior to the test (like the one where the car I was driving was suddenly a right-hand drive instead of a left-hand drive), praying fervently that I would not have to retake the driving test because of some stupid mistake I made…well, now it does seem as though a great burden has been lifted off of my shoulders.
And in a few weeks’ time, I’ll be getting my valid California driver’s license! I can’t wait…hmm…hope I look good in the picture. Heh. The picture was taken at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) right before I took the written test. It’s not like in Malaysia, where we get to go to some photo studio and make sure we look good, you know.
So this morning, my driving instructress picked me up from my apartment an hour before my test and we did a last-round practice before the actual test. Thankfully it was a nice day for driving, not hot at all. My driver’s test appointment was at 10:30a.m., and surprisingly my tester arrived at 10:40a.m.! My instructress told me sometimes her students had to wait for an hour past their appointment time!
In the US, we use our own car for the driving test. In my case, I requested to use the driving school’s car. My driving test took only about 10 minutes, and when we were all done, my tester (who was a young lady, by the way), told me I had passed, and she said, “Good job!” 🙂
I’m not someone who likes to brag, but this is an exception:
Never mind that she spelt “performance” wrongly. I’m getting my driver’s license soon!
*does giddy dance of joy*