I knocked off from work few minutes early for the required actual driving lesson. It’s a must to take the 6-hour in-class and 6-hour actual driving. I already finished the in-class and I was on my third hour for the actual driving lesson.
My driving instructor (DI) picked me up in the office and then he drove to a quiet area. My nervousness during the first two hours shifted to eagerness. Soon, when I was behind the wheel, I did the following necessary routine:
- adjust the seat
- adjust the three mirrors
- took a deep breathe
With the DI on the passenger seat, I zoom away like a bird with the speed of a turtle. The DI kept bugging me to speed up especially on the main road and the busy area. And when I speed up in the residential area, he asked me to slow down. Such an oxymoron!
For half an hour, I was driving like an excited little teeny weeny pumpkin. Then when I was about to do a left turn, I realized something. I slowed down and stopped on the side. The DI looked at me with a puzzled expression on his face. And the conversation went this way:
DI: Why did you stop? I did not tell you to stop.
Me: I forgot to put on my seatbelt.
DI: You were driving for 30 minutes without a seatbelt?
Me: Yes. (With an embarrased smile.)
DI: Good thing we did not run into an accident. I should have checked.
At that time, I was more scared being caught red handed by the police. After letting out a nervous laugh, I put on my seatbelt and continued driving.
On my 5th hour, I forgot to put on my seat belt again. This time it was the DI who noticed it after I drove for 5-10 minutes. Darn! I need a car similar to my cousin; an alarm will set off if the driver or passengers don’t have their seat belts on. How I wish… Sigh… Maybe in the near future? Aja!
My avid readers were asking why I did not post an article yesterday. Sorry, I fell asleep before I can upload this article last night. I was too exhausted driving and remembering all the rules of the road and traffic signs.