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Old 03-14-2016, 08:42 PM   #4186
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Hector's Driving test took years off my life today. He's a great driver but was nervous and completely fucked up the maneuvering skills test you have to pass before you go out on the road. three traffic cones died. Bizarrely, they let him pass that bit and we went out on the road where he did great and passed with flying colors so is now licensed. But we let him take it in the manual/stick tiny Fit because it he prefers the small car for maneuvering. He drives it well, it made sense. But nerves and unpracticeable situations put paid to that cunning plan. Then on the road test, he had to deal with dickheads who bully little cars but leave big tanks like the Grand Caravan (the other car) alone (I drive both regularly -the difference in how other road users treat you is incredible). I didn't think about this aspect of allowing him to test in the Fit.

the tester told him to change lanes to the right. She wanted him to be ready to turn, but he'd never been on that road before and didn't know that, and she'd just made him change lanes to the left. All he knew is that two cars in the next lane were determined not to let him in, so he tried to wait for them to go past. Tester eventually got frustrated and said "you need to move over NOW". cnut yes, it's real life driving, but in real life, you also don't bother about cutting people off or making seriously late lane changes or going past and taking another way if necessary.
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:37 AM   #4187
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I'd be concerned about the examiner failing me, if I got to aggressive with traffic, and try to do everything smooth a seamlessly like a driver ed movie. But we all know that's fucking near impossible in the real world. At least he got through it OK, good for him.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:50 PM   #4188
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I passed the technician level of the ham radio test. yay. i'm going to try for the general exam now.
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Old 07-06-2016, 03:11 PM   #4189
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Excellent! Well done.

Too bad Maggie doesn't come around much any more. You could have a nice chat with her.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:08 PM   #4190
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:03 PM   #4191
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:32 AM   #4192
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:41 AM   #4193
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Hey! It's Pi!

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Old 07-12-2016, 09:37 AM   #4194
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Hey Pi. How's it hanging?
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Old 07-12-2016, 11:55 AM   #4195
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Hi Pi.
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:21 PM   #4196
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:35 PM   #4197
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OMG It's Pi!!!!!!!!!



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Old 08-30-2016, 12:25 AM   #4198
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You know how you have a friend who you really value in your life, but they're kind of anxious and forgetful and unreliable to the point where they really can give you the shits at times, and then you feel guilty for having the shits with them because you know it's because they're anxious and can't get their brain to focus for more than 2 seconds on one thing, but you still get the shits because every now and then this person thinks you're saying something mean to them when you're not and you have to just step back and stop talking to them for a while so you don't make them feel bad for being a ditzy, disorganised anxious person?

I have a friend like that. Today I am not talking to her for fear of telling her how annoying she is.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:14 AM   #4199
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Well I don't know how that feels. But I know all my friends do.

It's me, isn't it Ali? Its's me, you're writing about me? You hate me?
I'm glad I'm not actually my friend. I'm so wearying.

But yes, you are doing the right and kind thing by keeping away and not hurting her. You are being very kind. Major snaps to you. That's not sarcasm - many people honestly don't get that the best thing is to STFU when someone else's drama is getting too much.
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:59 PM   #4200
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No it's not you Sundae. It's someone here in town who I see often.
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