Thursday, July 27, 2006

Dirty Stinking Pedestrian!

As I arrived home at one o'clock in the morning after a near 3 hour journey from Colchester with £13 less in my bank account following the purchase of what must have been an extremely rare and sought after train ticket, a thought resurfaced in my mind that has nagged me for the better part of 6 years:

I need to learn to drive - NOW!

I am sick and tired of relying on public transport and the lifts of friends to get me about.

I'm fed up of spending half a day transporting myself 10 minutes down the road.

I've had enough of being the guy who puts everyone out because they have to pick him up or drop him off or spend months trying to get rid of the stains after he spilt his milkshake in the backseat.

But most of all: I'm 23. I can't drive. THAT'S NOT COOL!!

So I'm going to learn. My previous method of continually watching repeated episodes of Top Gear until the ability to drive became ingrained into my psyche has clearly failed. I will have to learn the same as everyone else.

My amazing and physically attractive friends Andy and Verity (for those who don't know, Andy is the guy who goes round commenting on everyone elses blog without bothering to start his own) have given me a great head start with a total of 6 driving lessons for my birthday. So I'm going to start there and then this time next year I'll be behind the wheel of some run down second-hand escort and loving it.

My friends, the challenge has been set: By 27th July 2007, Glyn will drive.

5 comments:

Definitely not Andy said...

But I like commenting on other people's blogs... it's my way of living vicariously...

Lard said...

I'd up the challenge. I didnt learn til I was 22 I had some lessons when I was 17 and 19 but I did a 4 day crash course (no pun intended) that came with a test and I nailed it first time. You should look into it.

Matt L said...

Crash course!!! Crash course!!!!

Nice website by the way, I was impressed by the content. You and your team are making history.

Glyn said...

I think its correct title is "intensive course".

But yeah it's something that I've looked into. It was a lot of money though (although I'm fairly sure it works out cheaper in the long run).

I think it might be the way to go.

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