Friday, July 13, 2007

Street legal

As I approach my one-year anniversary of living in Florida, I went down to the DMV today to obtain my Florida driver's license. (You're supposed to do it within 10 days of moving, so I just missed the deadline.) ;)

And how's THIS for irony: I got hit by a teenage kid today (who, by the way, looked about TWELVE) the parking lot of the DMV. We were both at a stoplight to leave the parking lot and enter the main road; for some reason, he decided to back up. (Needless to say, I was behind him.) When I realized he wasn't planning to stop, I started hitting the horn (but not soon enough, apparently. Either that or his reflexes sucked).

"I'm so sorry, ma'am * ," he said as he got out of the car. "I just got my license."

"When?" I asked. "Like 2 seconds ago?"

"No," he answered. "Like a week ago."

"Nice start," I replied.

Since he had just kissed my bumper, I let him off the hook. You could tell he was all shaken up and that this was his first "incident" so I couldn't even get that mad at him. I'm almost proud to be his "first," actually.



Renee said...

Aw, you took his innocence! LOL. John and I always JUST miss the deadline, too. We've been here for a year and a half and John JUST got Illinois plates on Tuesday :-)

Did it piss you off to be called "ma'am"? I know a lot of girls our age who hate that, but it doesn't really bother me. I guess I got used to being called that when I worked at Target. Shit, at age 16 I was referred to as "ma'am". :-)

Nik said...

LMAO-- now that's too funny! Ya know that sometime in the next couple weeks you're going to start hearing a noise on your car that you've never heard before right? That seems to always happen when ya try to be nice and let someobody off from a minor bump.

You totally popped that kids cherry though. Yeah!!

Eduardo said...

Proud to be his first!

Nik said...

mmm mmm..... new post please! hehehehe