[NOTE: The original title of this post was “950 Tries to Drive”]
I’m sure you’ve all heard it said at one time or another that Asians can’t drive! Maybe that’s why you see so many of them on bicycles… or maybe it’s just a stereotype – I don’t know, you tell me after reading this story.
A South Korean woman has been attempting to pass her written exam for a driver’s license since 2005! You may be thinking what’s the big deal? Many people have failed the exam a few times. The big deal is: she didn’t fail it a few times. She’s failed it 949 times – or 237 times a year for 4 years! Talk about persistence…
Are they seriously gonna’ let this 68 year old woman drive? Of course she still needs to pass her driving test first, and that may take another 4 years or so; meaning that by that time she’ll be 72. I could go on and on about this, and normally I probably would – by making a few wise-cracks or a couple sarcastic jokes; but instead, I’ve decided to end the tale of the ‘unbelievable drive and trials of Cha Sa – soon’. You know what they say – if at first you don’t succeed than try and try and try and try and try…again!