Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Me driving test!

Thanks everyone for your good luck messages x
......Me test....It was a Nightmare . I was very very nervous...more than i thought i would be. Within the first 5 mininutes i stalled the car entering a roundabout ..which completely flustered me. Straight after that i had to reverse around a corner....well....I started to have a panick attatck 'Haven't had one for about 3 years' ...i didnt just have the shakes my left leg was bouncing up and down out of control, so i couldnt control the clutch...i cocked up...hit the curb, the examiner told me to have a minute...i ended up having to pull forward and reverse ...twice. At this point i assumed i'd failed completely. I just couldn't stop shaking. I stalled the car a few more times after that , each time that i was pulling out of a junction ect. Then about 5 minutes before the end of the test we went down a one way street that was up a bit of a hill, its a narrow road that widens at the end...I was turning right...I don't know what i was thinking but i positioned the car to the left side of the road...then stalled it when trying to set off, id also not put the handbrake on so the examiner had to place his foot on the clutch :(......So obviously i failed :(  When i actually got me results...unbelievably the examiner had let me off with soooo many things...i didnt even get a minor for the reverse around the corner, All the times that i'd stalled  he'd only even given me one minor for that....what i actually failed on....2 serious faults was what happened at the top of the one way street :( I was convinced i had already failed within the first 10 mins of the test...and it turned out i only actually failed in the last 5 mins.  I found out what was causing me to stall though...lol  I thought it was because my leg was shaking so much so i couldnt control the clutch properly....and it wasnt........turns out me hand was shaking so much that when i was putting it into 1st gear....i was actually selecting 3rd :( I took me instructor with me...which to be honest didnt help , as each time i looked in me mirror i could see him glaring at me...lol
I'm soooo pissed at myself...for getting in such a state... and for being convinced that id already failed when i hadn't. Whenever i have a panic attatck it always takes me quite a while to get right again, i still felt shaky etc when i got back home, to be honest i don't even know how i managed to carry on with the test. Now iam gonna have to wait until almost the end of june before i can do another, as the 1st available date they even have isnt until 15th june...im away on holiday then so i won't be able to take it again until after that :( Right now i don't even want to do another...i just dont want to go through that again.
I'm proper fed up today :( I still have me challenge card to do for tomorrows Occ sketch challenge and at the moment i just dont feel like doing anything...think im just feeling sorry for myself.
Shaz xxx

18 comments:

jordiegirl said...

Oh Shaz,

I'm sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with your driving test. Don't give up though, take it again, maybe you shouldn't take your instructor with you next time, that's more pressure for you.

I remember the first time I sat my test I had problems with my legs bouncing up and down as I was so nervous. I was only 18 at the time. I failed first time but passed second and was still only 18 years old. I really don't think I did any better or worse the second time than on the first time. I sometimes wonder if it depends on who the tester is and whether they are in a good mood or not!

Keep your chin up and give it another go.

Lorraine said...

well i think a big congrats is in order because although you had a bad expeirence you did far better than i ever could don't think you failed too badlt though you just got nervous and panicked which i think is understandable as i just about know where the steering wheel is lol
you will pass next time for sure hun the time will soon pass and you can come on here and tell us all about you passing your test.I know you can do it xx

Bettythebaglady said...

Come on Shaz You've done it once you can do it again. Don't take the instructor with you next time. Hugs BettyXX

Lynne said...

Chin up girl, I`m sure all the best drivers fail first time. At least next time you know what to expect and will sail through it.
Lynne xxx

Penni said...

Well, chalk it up to experience and do it again - you will pass eventually. I failed my driving test three times, all the best drivers do LOL!!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

pinky said...

ah hard luck Shaz, thats so disappointing and frustrating for you. Me thinks you need a little relaxer pill before taking your test. You can get one in the chemist and it might help you keep calm. The instructor obviously know you can drive.
Pinky

eiyiyi said...

I'm with Penn and Lynn ... all the best drivers fail the first time out. I failed twice, number three was the magic charm. Don't get discouraged. hugs, eileen

Margaret, said...

Hi Shaz
Sorry to hear what happen panic attacks had loads of them so know how you feel , try again dont give up you will get there in the end and soon dont wait too long
Margaret x

Sally H said...

Don't be too disappointed Hun. I know you are impatient, but you will pass next time I'm sure. I had my test cancelled twice. The first time they had a bad dose of flu and the second it snowed, otherwise I'm sure I would've failed first time!!!

lalkygirl said...

shaz,dont be so hard on yourself,i was exactly the same as you so nervous i couldnt even start the car,i failed my test [on fri 13th too] i never attempted it again,nerves got the better of me ,but i am so sorry i gave up,
,i have heard how most people fail first time .you know what to expect now ,you will get there ,i am sure ,dont give up ,you will pass,
lalkygirl x

Terry Oulboub said...

You know Shaz, it's okay. Here in the states, you wouldn't want to be driving anyway because everyone that has a license on the road drives like a bat out of hell - so it'll be a nice rest for you until then. I have to say though, it is a nerve wracking experience - the test. I took mine when I was a kid, so I've been driving for over 30 years. Now, if I have to take the written over...THAT will scare me! :-)

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

hi shaz
sorry to hear you didnt pass your test... next time leave your driving instructor at home.. lol... get straight back on the site and get a new date for your next test.. you can do it...!!!!
kaz_za

Terrie B x said...

Hi Shaz......
I just gotta echo what Lorraine says there!!!!!way to go you I am to nervous to even begin....
and damn those panic attacks....
Dont be hard on yourself....
Have a lovely week:0x

LuLu said...

Shaz . . . well done you for keep going through the test even though you were nervous. I remember when you started driving lessons, you thought you'd never get to the test stage so you proved yourself wrong ! Chin up and be patient, you'll be driving before you know it and then cursing other drivers, the cost of petrol, insurance charges, servicing or MOT costs . . . you get the picture!

Take care and de-stress yourself,

Lou
x

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Oh Shaz :( Sorry you had such an awful time xoxoxox
Put it down to experience...which it is...and you'll go into the next one far calmer,knowing what happens. It isn't necessarily the mistakes you make that fail you...it's how you get out of them, so you'd obviously done really well xxx
I remember you saying to me that you'd not even learn...so just think how far you've come. I'm soooo proud of you xx xx

Ruthie said...

Awww - but the good thing is that you know what was causing you so many problems so it will be a doddle next time!

Go and make that card and get back to it!!!

Rx

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rj said...

It's not that bad really. I think that's a pretty nice job considering it's your first try. I'm sure you can hit that edge the second time. You just need confidence, girl! Good luck and don't hesitate to have another try. the first was a nice experience that will help you get off for your next try. Online Driving Test