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Things that are easier as an adult...

Ditto Much

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Yesterday I went and got my drivers license. Yes I've had one in Canada for 14 years but I forgot to renew it last year and I'm out of the country but that’s a whole other story. So into the Nebraska state DMV I go.

First unlike when I was a kid I've been able to download the form and pre-fill all the details. It also specifically lists what ID I need, whip through the line in about 2 minutes and off for the vision test.

If you can't pass the US DMV vision test your fucking blind.

So off for the written test, all be it now its on a computer and not written. I remember as a kid reading the handbook and studying for this, as an adult I flaked and went out drinking the night before. Hell I haven't looked at a drivers handbook for more than 2 minutes in what has to be 14 years.

Its starts its 25 questions, evidently by question 18 I had acquired enough points and a message popped up congratulating me. So off for the road test...

In typical Canadian style I go for my drivers test in what amounts to a blizzard. The first snow we have seen since November and its pretty close to white out conditions. The tester laughed about how I was likely going to be the only driving test that day. Basically my driving test consisted of driving for a coffee in the snow.

Yup under 1 hour no studying and I didn't do a single blessed thing but talk to the tester about Toronto and gun laws in Canada.

I managed to 1 hand the steering wheel at one point in a parking lot, hell I slid the car in the parking lot picking up coffee. Yes I managed to fish tail a front wheel drive corolla and still got a US drivers license.
 

kmac

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Shouldn't this be things that are easier to do in the States?

- meet men
- drink out of a paper bag
- go to gun range and get to use actual cool weapons and shoot at targets that look like people
- get soda and beverages with some real kick to them
 
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Thumpr

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"Oh, for Pete's sake. Of course they do. Whenever they raise the postage, people need the little stamps."
 
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Ditto Much

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Originally posted by Thumpr
"Oh, for Pete's sake. Of course they do. Whenever they raise the postage, people need the little stamps."
See this is a perfect example. In the movie midwesterners are portrayed as having a tad bit of common sense and basically they're good boring people in contrast to the insane bumbling of pathetic criminals.

End of the day these people are just boring. I'd love to see a guy getting fed into a fucking wood chipper, hell I'd probably help it would be more ineteresting than anything I've seen so far.
 

The Tesseract

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that's a pretty good story.


Ditto - haven't you owned quite a few small sports cars too? (was it you?) you should be rather adept at this point in handling cars.

Ahh... snow... the Canadian's driving advantage. :)
 

Funzo

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I ran a stop sign on my drivers test and still got my license. Blew right through it at 50 clicks said "Aww FUCK" turned red faced and the dude just said "Gotta watch for those stop signs" and laughed.

Getting booze is easier as an adult too.
 
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Ditto Much

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Originally posted by The Tesseract
that's a pretty good story.


Ditto - haven't you owned quite a few small sports cars too? (was it you?) you should be rather adept at this point in handling cars.

Ahh... snow... the Canadian's driving advantage. :)

yeah I've had quite a few little cars over the years. Plus I grew up on a farm and started driving dump trucks (18 speed transmissions) at around 14 and large tractors around the same time. I'm actually a pretty good driver.

The strange part was that to take a new license and a new test and everything was 1 form $25 and under 1 hour. To renew and transfer my canadian was 3 forms and 2-3 weeks.

It was easier to just get the new license so I really don't think the instructer was trying to test me, he was happy to not have to fillout pages of paperwork and that I speak english and have a valid work permit.
 
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