[ILUG] grokdoc The Newbie Viewpoint
weeboy at conorwynne.com
Mon Apr 19 12:03:03 IST 2004
>> Being a "Driver" I just want to turn the key & go.
> is that what happened? one day you went out, bought a car, and drove
> with no training whatsoever?
Yes, this IS Ireland. Nobody knows how to drive. I've been knocked over
enough times to realise this. In this country, you fill in a form, receive
no training whatsoever, and be driving the same day. You also have to wait
at least 6 months to get a test date (if your lucky). And when you fail
it, you drive home ;--0
> having emigrated from the us (where i had been driving for over 10 years
> and had driven several dozen models of cars - i worked as a valet in
> high school) to ireland i must admit i have consulted my car's manual at
> least twice.
We use manual gearshifts, you guys use automagic ones I believe, so I'd
imagine the extra pedal would be confusing ;--0
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