One of the many rights of passage that most of us go through is our driving test. How I remember the disaster that was my first! The Examiner, stepping out of the car with that look of horror on his face which said ‘more practice needed – much more’. I don’t think the town of Swindon ever quite recovered, I know my driving instructor was much relieved when he no longer had to attempt to teach me…
The Nervous Passenger
He buckled his seat belt
Nervously I pulled out of the parking space and onto the busy road
Keeping to the speed limit I obeyed every order
Turn left here
Turn right at the second turning
Take the second exit off the roundabout
I hadn’t seen the cyclist
My passenger became excited
Shouted “Watch Out!
The dual controls activated in seconds
I’d failed my driving test
© Baldock Bard
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