Wednesday, March 29, 2006

I Love That Movie With 'The Cory's' Where A Character Named Dean Is Always Begging His Friends For A Ride

Massachusetts wants to punish all the children in the commonwealth for their parents failure to prepare them for the future. I was nearly 30 when I got my drivers license. I think back to my early 20's and how little respect I got for not knowing how to drive. No one took me seriously even when I worked a steady job and supported my first apartment. Rob's parents nailed it when they asked him why I didn't know how to drive. His response was that my parents wouldn't let me get my license because I didn't take drivers ed. 'That's really irresponsible of them.' was his mothers reply.

Why didn't I take drivers ed in highschool? If you remeber that far back, it was offered at 6:30AM and only accepted 30 students a semester, there were 256 students who needed it. I would have had to get up at 5:30 to make it. I'm not a morning person. That's OK. Marblehead really didn't want to teach it's kids how to drive. Other states have tracks and dedicate class time during the normal period. Every student takes it, not just the first 30 to sign up. So I never learned and despite my license today I remain woefully unprepared. That I haven't killed anyone is more a testament to my allertness then my skill with the wheel. I think I'd be a much better driver if I learned as a teenager, when I was supposed to. I'm a step 12, which for those who don't know is pretty close to the rating they assign you as a teenager. I've been getting screwed by my insurance company for years.

I did learn how to sail as a kid. It's the only thing I do well.

6 Comments:

Anonymous k-ditty said...

what about coffee?

Mar 29, 2006, 6:04:00 PM  
Blogger Dean ASC said...

Strangely there are very few people in this world who've experienced both my prowess as a mariner and my finesse' with espresso. I am a much better sailor. You'll have to take my word for it.

Mar 29, 2006, 6:39:00 PM  
Blogger TommyOkktane said...

I am so looking forward to the day I become a parent and have absolutely no responsibility for the actions or the upbringing of my child.

Mar 30, 2006, 1:18:00 PM  
Blogger RicketyFunk said...

I have a friend who still has yet to obtain her permission to drive form the government. I took her out once to let her practice on a gravel state forest road. I was so scared for my car.

Bad drivers are one of my most passionate dislikes. As a "veteran" musician, I've done my time in the delivery business, made my living by driving. It's infurating when people who haven't had to earn $10.00/hour driving food to some jackass get so close to my bumper that they can read the Montana State University Family Housing parking sticker's fine print. Sweet revenge is always found in the downshift without braking.

Mar 30, 2006, 2:56:00 PM  
Blogger Dean ASC said...

Is Montana still a "Safe and Prudent" state? I got a speeding ticket back when there was no daytime speed limit. It's in a frame in my bedroom. I was trying to pin out a car that claimed to go 120. My speedo read 118 when the radar detector went off. The trooper apologised for pulling me over. In Massachusetts, to say the least, they wouldn't have said sorry for pulling me over.

Mar 30, 2006, 3:54:00 PM  
Blogger Dean ASC said...

Oh and there's bad driver and there's asshole driver. You're describing asshole driver. My bad driving takes the form of cutting my turns too close and rollng over the curbstone. Usually not a problem in my truck. I often don't see traffic lights if they're above the road, my wife hates that.

Mar 30, 2006, 3:58:00 PM  

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