On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 12:03:03PM +0100, Conor Wynne wrote:
> enough times to realise this. In this country, you fill in a form, receive
> no training whatsoever, and be driving the same day. You also have to wait
> at least 6 months to get a test date (if your lucky). And when you fail
> it, you drive home ;--0
well, until the wait time for a test is around a week, i'm pretty much
ok with the other two parts. and you have to take a test now for a
> We use manual gearshifts, you guys use automagic ones I believe, so I'd
> imagine the extra pedal would be confusing ;--0
while i'm sure this applies to lots of americans, those of us coming
from the northern parts of america tend to drive manuals. driving in
ice and snow isn't much fun in an automatic. not that it's all that
wonderful in a manual - but then what kind of transmission you're using
doesn't really effect your vision in a whiteout or the need to reach
out and slap your wiperblades every 10 minutes in heavy sleet.
kevin, who really doesn't miss upstate new york in the winter...
kevin at ie.suberic.net ~ "you're either with us or against us." --dubya
in that simplistic world-view progressives and
liberals are "us" while bush and bin laden are
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