My wife flunked the DMV test - part two

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Dan Abel, May 4, 2004.

  1. Dan Abel

    Dan Abel Guest

    I posted previously how my wife flunked the vision test, got glasses
    (+1.00), and then retook the DMV vision test with 20/20 vision, only to be
    told that she needed to take a driving test.

    Well, yesterday was the driving test, and she flunked it! She asked the
    examiner why she had to take the test, and the examiner said that it was
    to verify that she could drive with the glasses. So my wife neglected to
    get the DMV driver's handbook. The examiner asked her to demonstrate all
    the controls. My wife had no clue how to turn on the emergency flashers.
    It is a little tricky. The button looks like a dashboard decoration,
    rather than a functional button. Still, we've had the car for 3 years,
    and it has been her principal vehicle for half of that time. This
    flustered my wife, and she lost her confidence. They went out driving,
    and the examiner asked her to turn left. So she started to turn left,
    completely ignoring the fact that there was oncoming traffic with the
    right of way. The examiner screamed at her to stop, and she did. That
    flunked her. My wife said that all the people at the DMV were very nice,
    including the examiner, and she was advised not to be so nervous next

    So, they extended her old license for another two months (with the
    requirement that she wear glasses while driving) and she has an
    appointment to retake the driving test in 3 weeks.
    Dan Abel, May 4, 2004
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  2. Dan Abel

    The Real Bev Guest

    Just before my mom had to take her driving test I asked her where some
    of the less-used controls were. She didn't know where the flasher was
    either, but we found it before the test. After it was all over she
    agreed that it was silly to have worried so much about it because it
    wasn't difficult. That was last November. Now she's starting to worry
    again about the next test. Aarrgghh.

    Pity that a stiff drink before the test is NOT a good idea :-(

    "Why does everybody always forget the eigthth dwarf? Just because
    poor old Lumpy died of cancer doesn't mean he should be written
    out of history." -- RMassey
    The Real Bev, May 5, 2004
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  3. I do not know what proof you are asking for to demonstrate that any
    glasses you put before the eyes of people destroy their mental control
    and state of relaxation.

    Please visit:
    Rishi Giovanni Gatti, May 5, 2004
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