Tuesday, December 04, 2007

patty and selma say hi

Look, I don't know you, but I can be pretty sure that standing out in the cold and flurries at Herald Square in a line snaking around the building, waiting for the DMV to open at 8:30am...probably isn't your favorite activity either. Nonetheless, it had to be done. There was a minimum of fuss--God bless New York, where you can renew your learner's permit for the second time (it's good for four years at a time--well, five years now, I'm told) without anyone batting an eye. I did have to retake the written test though, which I was initially worried about, not being all that familiar with the rules of the road. So, like any good former med student, I crammed. Now, granted, not all the questions were that hard (unless alcohol actually does enhances ones ability to drive, in which case I was sunk) but still, I got the usual nerd thrill at getting 100% on that 20 point multiple choice test. Yeah, I got 100% on my learner's permit exam! And yes, now that you mention it, I can read the top line on that eye chart! HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?

Anyway, I'm $55 poorer, but now at least that's over with. Well, except for the actual "learning" part of the learner's permit. That's a struggle that goes on and on.