Monday, 24 July 2017

Plan Ahead

I had my second to last driving lesson last Friday. My last driving lesson before my test will be this Friday. The lesson itself went really smooth. I didn't make any major mistakes at least. I came to terms with one of the big problems I have though. I focus too much on the car in front of me. It's one of the main reasons I make mistakes and find myself where I shouldn't be. I need to wait a few seconds before moving off and keep my eyes on the whole road. I can't see the forest for the trees if you will. 

It's going to be a tough habit to break in the next few weeks to be sure, but I'm sure I can do something about it. I already made some small progress during the actual lesson itself. Now I just need to keep doing it. In a way, I just have to be a great driver for around an hour during the test itself. I can worry about the rest when I pass my test. 

I actually did see something pretty fun during this lesson though. It was when we practiced parking using just the mirrors. The parking bays at the test center aren't aligned. So if I line myself up with the space in front of me - a tactic one can use in a regular car park - I'm completely out of position. So I need to be able to park using my mirrors and the space I'm trying to park into. I actually did a decent job of it. 

Well I found myself trying to park two spaces away from a van. I was there for a short while. After a few attempts another car pulled up a few spaces away from the van. A woman got out of it, and actually just got straight into the van after a short chat with the driver. My instructor actually informed me that he sees that kind of thing a surprising amount of times. He called it a "liason". 

So, yeah, I probably saw a prostitute in a Morisson's car park. How about that?


  1. Haha... I used to work at a county park, where the other park workers would drive into the center of the parking lot and lay on the horn just to see how many heads popped up in all of the cars.

    Everyone is getting action but me.

  2. keeps the day interesting for sure!

  3. Spot the prostitute is a fun game in certain parts of Denver. Just as long as you don't actually make eye contact with them (sends the wrong message).

    Me? I have the opposite problem as you. I focus too much on the car behind me. Are they following me? They've been taking the same turns I have... am I about to be assassinated? Having a vivid imagination and being paranoid is a bad combo.

  4. Hmmmm, I bet there's an app for that.

  5. If I want to see a prostitute all I have to do is look out my front door, one of my neighbours is a prostitute, just saying. You will be a licence driver before you know it


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