Today was my first day of driver's ed. Or, as I like to call it... ok, actually I don't have a cool name for it but if I did it wouldn't be flattering. Today, we talked about the reason some streets have two lines, and others have one, for ALMOST AN HOUR. The rest of the time was spent either a) filling in paperwork b) discussing the meaning of green, yellow and red traffic lights or c) I don't know, because my eyes had already glazed over and I was approaching critical zombie status.
I can't believe I'm actually paying for this.
Actually... ok, c) is slightly a lie. I also failed to pay attention because I made friends with my seatmate, and he was super chatty- for once I was the rebel who had to be told to stop talking. (I hate those people. And yet I love being one of them. I suspect that everyone feels the same, which is why it will never stop.)
The whole seatmate-buddy, by the way? Totally an accident. I sat down (well, tried to) in five different seats and was told each time that they were waiting for someone before retreating (and tripping over a couple of chair legs) humiliated far, far to the back. (None of my friends wanted to come with me. Thanks, guys. Love you too.) Thankfully, I finally managed to sit beside someone else who was by himself (sixth try's the charm?) and, despite my innate social awkwardness, strike up a conversation. I'm sorry, Mr. Driving Instructor... but when you talk about 'stale green lights' for twenty minutes, there's bound to be people who don't pay attention. (One girl in front of me fell asleep.)
Did anyone else have this sort of experience, or was it actually useful for you?