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Just failing the driving exam.

  1. Jul 19, 2005 #1

    Clausius2

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    I'm ashamed. Brrr.......Just that stupid examiner. :mad:

    He said to me "park where you can here on the right" and I was too sure of myself. I saw an empty place and I started to do the parking....till he told me: "stop boy, did you see that signal of parking forbidden here??". And that was the final of my exam. :cry: To be honest, I didn't see the signal. Why the Hell I did not see it? Damn it!!!.

    Revenge!!! (on 28th July next exam).
     
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  3. Jul 19, 2005 #2

    JamesU

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    wow that sucks. better luck next time :smile:

    look for ALL signals ;)
     
  4. Jul 19, 2005 #3

    Galileo

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    Don't feel too bad Clausius, I failed my exam three times. For some stupid reason I was always nervous and drove like an idiot during my driving lessons and exam. When I got my licence I started to drive really well (in my opinion). Probably because of that feeling I had that I had to prove myself. I used to always flunk things up then, just like when someone's watching over my shoulder to see how I was doing things.

    I can talk all about which mindset you need to take, but you don't need that. You already can drive, since you didn't flunk on that (like I did, heading through a 90 deg turn at 80 kph on an exam (which was fun)), but at some silly parking sign trap. That's right! A trap! He told you to park on the right and only mentioned casually 'where you can'. Ofcourse, you're focused on the parking on an exam. Outside of an exam, you aren't focused entirely on parking your car right (since you don't need to prove it to anyone), but you'd be asking yourself other things like: "gee, am I allowed to park here?".

    Better luck next time, bro.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2005 #4

    honestrosewater

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    You should have told him you have intermittent blind spells that come on without warning, and that's why you didn't see the signal. :biggrin:
     
  6. Jul 19, 2005 #5

    JamesU

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    then he would never get a lisence
     
  7. Jul 19, 2005 #6

    Pengwuino

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    haha goodluck ever getting a retry
     
  8. Jul 19, 2005 #7
    I failed it the first time too. Why? I forgot to put on my seat-belt (FIRST FREAKING TIME EVER!!).. Bah! More exasperating perhaps is that he knowingly drove me around for about fifteen minutes and then slyly and subtly pointed it out, asking me what I was doing wrong when we were at a stop.
     
  9. Jul 19, 2005 #8

    Pengwuino

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    Should have said "Nothing, i am perfect"

    OMG that stupid G-Whiz g-force indicator was on tv again!!!! ARE PEOPLE BUYING THIS STUPID THING???
     
  10. Jul 19, 2005 #9

    JamesU

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    probably. people will buy anything if it's marketed well
     
  11. Jul 19, 2005 #10

    honestrosewater

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    Really, why not?
     
  12. Jul 19, 2005 #11

    JamesU

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    how could you get a liscence if you're going to have these outbursts of disability. you could end up in the fire lane near a bulding on fire!
     
  13. Jul 19, 2005 #12

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    That's like the place I took my driving test where they start the test about 2 ft (.6 m) from a stop sign. Most people assume the stop sign is there to tell the people who drive you to the test where to park the car for you to start, and don't think to roll forward 2 ft, stop again, and then continue on, so they fail before they've even started (you're so close to it, you think you're already stopped at it)! Fortunately, I had enough friends with birthdays before mine who took the test before I did who warned me of this trick.
     
  14. Jul 19, 2005 #13

    BobG

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    I flunked my driver's test first time, as well. My mom helped. To make sure I made a good impression on the inspector, she set the emergency brake (and made sure I knew :redface: ).

    Except we never used the emergency brake in any of our cars and I immediately forgot, thanks to nerves. I couldn't even get out of my parking spot! The inspector finally had to tell me to release the emergency brake.

    Things just went downhill from there. In the end, he told me to turn right to take the parallel parking test, I asked where, and he replied to just park anywhere - there wasn't any sense in even trying the parking test.
     
  15. Jul 19, 2005 #14

    Lisa!

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    :rofl: No matter.I guess Schumi put a curse on you! :wink:But for sure you'll be successful the next time because you're Fernando Alonso countrymate! :rolleyes: :wink:
     
  16. Jul 19, 2005 #15

    Math Is Hard

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    Poor Clausius. No worries - I failed the first two times. I'll never forget the first guy who tested me - I even remember his name - Officer Dial.

    We didn't have a power steering or a fancy braking system on the car I learned to drive on, so my Mom borrowed a neighbor's car for me to use for the test. Well, I sure wasn't expecting how sensitive those brakes would be. I stopped at a stop sign and stomped down on the brake pedal like I was used to doing - errk!!- poor Officer Dial lurched forward and smacked his forehead on the windshield. :redface: :biggrin:
     
  17. Jul 19, 2005 #16
    Perhaps you need to chill out before the exam. A glass of "Don Simon" can be very recommendable...

    BTW: I flunked my two first motorbike exams, and then I aced it. Patience
    And i don't have the car driving license. I also flunked two exams, and seeing that the examinators were bleeding me white, I gave up. Maybe in the future...

    Oh, and the number 1 is New Year's Day. A sort of homecoming is not in my top ten
     
  18. Jul 19, 2005 #17

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    Heh heh, I took my entire test with the emergency brake on and didn't realize it until the test was over (same deal, we never use the brake in my family, so with nerves, I completely forgot it was required to start the test with it set). Since the brake handle was next to the driver's side door where the tester couldn't see it (and no dashboard light ever seemed to indicate it was on), when it finally occurred to me at the end, I just slyly pantomimed as if I had just set it again and the tester didn't seem to notice (thank goodness it was a crappy, abused car with a bad emergency brake, so it drove reasonably well with it on...I had trouble figuring out why I couldn't just roll more easily when parallel parking, but I think the tester chalked it up to being a crappy car too...I got very lucky). :biggrin:
     
  19. Jul 19, 2005 #18
    You should take your driving test in the Boston suburbs. All I had to do was stop at a stoplight, make two right turns, a 3-point turn, and back up straight for ~200 ft. No parallel parking, no making sure I could read signs. It was a complete joke. No wonder Boston drivers are so notoriously bad.
     
  20. Jul 19, 2005 #19

    Clausius2

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    Thanks everyone. I see similar histories over here. Special attention to the Moonbear's exam with the emergency brake on :rofl: (you are not going to believe it, but I have driven some meters with it on too, until I have realised of that and carefully I have put down the brake gear in such a way the examiner didn't realised). And Math is Hard's exam with her powerful brakes... :rofl:

    I don't know. I am used to do many exams. I thought I could control these situations but I don't know how the hell I didn't realised about that damn signal.

    And yes, Meteor, I know New Years Day, but I keep on thinking A Sort of Homecoming is the best song of U2.

    Thanks everyone for living me up.
     
  21. Jul 19, 2005 #20

    honestrosewater

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    At what point will you consider that I was joking? :wink:

    Good luck, Clausius2! I would add something more constructive, but I don't drive and have never taken a driving test.
     
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