It came in the mail the other day … the letter telling me I had to renew my driver’s license. No driving test, just the written and en eye test. The eye test is nothing, just put your glasses on and you’re in business. But the driver’s test is another story. I had to get the updated manual and go over all the rules I’ve been obeying automatically all along, but probably would get wrong on a multiple choice test. then there are all the new rules they’ve made since my last test, like it being against the law to drive while holding your cell phone up to your ear. Annoyed!
I went to my local DMV to get the 2009 California Driver Handbook. I pulled into the rather large parking area and, guess what, I couldn’t find one open parking spot. Just as I was about to go into the street to look for one down the block, someone pulled out in front of me. I stopped to give him/her some room and that set the person behind me off . He/she hit the horn and didn’t let it go. Annoyed! Once inside the DMV I shoved my way through 4-5 long lines to get to the handbook and realized I did not want to come back to this place again.
I’ve calmed down now with an appointment at a DMV facility way out of town and my annoyance quotient has recovered. But it got me thinking about how different people have different “Annoyance Quotients.” Mine, of course, is better than my husbands.’ I was trained for that by having a father whose quotient was worse than my husbands.’ The last test came when I’d forgotten my lipstick one night when my husband and I were driving down our block to go out to dinner and I announced I’d forgotten my lipstick. No problem for me to run back into the house, but he was Annoyed!
Back to my Driver Handbook … if I don’t pass the test I will be the most Annoyed! ever.