Yesterday I finally finished something that has been hanging over my head for 10 years. I got a full driver’s license. 😀 In order to get and keep a driver’s license in Finland you have to do the training in two parts. In Part I you learn to drive and learn the highway code etc. At the end of it do your theory test and driving test, after which you receive your driver’s license – but it’s only valid for two years. Before that two years is up you’ll have to complete a night driving course and Part II of the driving school, which supposedly assesses how economic and safe your driving is. After that you get your permanent license. Well, I got my license in 1996. 😀 And then, due to reasons beyond my control (I lived abroad etc.) I wasn’t able to complete the second part of the driving school until now. So I’ve applied (and gotten) an extension to my temporary license four times (I certainly paid enough for this license when you add these up!) before now. But no more. Finally I have a proper license. Whee.
So, yesterday I completed the last bit of Part II which was the wet track. Most people (boys) say it’s fun, but I find it terrifying. The point of the exercise is to lose the control of your car in a safe environment so you know how it feels. And umm yeah, I hate how it feels. 😐 Some people love it and really try to get the car to spin, but my initial reaction is try as hard as I can to keep the car under control. So then the instructor tells me to up my speed more and more, until there was nothing I could do. :/ Did not like that. At. All.
Oh and the moose. 😛 It wasn’t actually on my car in case you were wondering. There was this building full of car wrecks and all sort of nice things to warn you off from driving too fast etc. Supposedly (hopefully) it has the desired effect on the 18-year-old boy racers, but all it did for me was to make me wonder if it’s safe to drive anywhere, ever. 😐 Umm.
But still, yay. I’m happy it’s done. 😀