I just got back from taking my daughter to get her learner’s permit. This is her second one. She let the last one expire without ever driving the required 30 pre-driver’s test hours and then promptly lost it.
She’s planning on moving out as soon as school is over for the year. I hope she manages to figure out the driving thing by then as I have no clue how one can function as a full-fledged adult in Missouri without driving.
When I left home at 18, I moved to New York City. NYC has one of the most extensive mass transit systems in the world. I could get nearly everywhere I wanted by a combination of bus, subway or train for the 12 years I lived there. Then I moved to another state and had to *gasp* learn to drive and buy a car so I could become gainfully employed. Also, so I could actually open a bank account because – even though I had a NY driver’s license, it didn’t have a photo on it and all the banks in my new home town required some form of PICTURE ID. They wouldn’t even accept my passport since it had expired 2 years earlier.
One of the things I still miss to this day, several decades after leaving NYC, is convenient and affordable mass transit. Do you have any idea how many things I got done while traveling on a subway? Scores of books, hours of doodles, piles of writing and countless wonderful daydreams. You can’t (safely) do any of those things while commuting and driving a car.
I also had to get my own driver’s license renewed. This time around my photo doesn’t make me look as if I am suffering a severe hangover. I even look younger! LOL Got get your perks where you can.
This week’s coloring page is a pair of flamingos dancing the tango. I have to tell you, flamingos are not built to dance a tango, but I think I managed to make this pair appropriately entwined. Think pink and enjoy!
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