Driving Home The Point

| Learning | December 8, 2015

(It is the first day of Driver’s Ed, and the teacher is about to start the class.)

Teacher: “The first thing I want to say is that I don’t think teenagers should be driving. I don’t think teenagers should be in Driver’s Ed. I have a teenage son, and I refuse to let him take Driver’s Ed until I’m convinced that he knows enough about driving.”

(The entire class is struck speechless by this point, since we’re all between the ages of 15 and 17. The teacher proceeds to hand out pages that outline, in gruesome detail, what happens to a person in a car accident. By the end of the first day of class, I overhear some of the other students.)

Classmate #1: “Well, now I’m terrified of driving!”

Classmate #2: “I know! I don’t ever want to get behind the wheel of a car!”

(I’m surprised that any of us ever managed to get our driver’s licenses!)

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