I climbed into a guy’s car for a road test and met his little friend. I asked him if he minded me taking a picture of it. He posed her a little bit for me. Then, I asked him “Favorite past-time?” “Nah.” was his response. “It was gift from a friend…a female friend, no less.”
This comes under the heading of Things You Don’t See Everyday. I DO miss this job sometimes. ~Vic
21 thoughts on “POTD: Examiner Encounters 2.0”
May 20, 2019 at 4:17 PM
Lol, that is cool.
May 20, 2019 at 10:38 PM
I had to laugh. He just shook his head. He really didn’t want it there but, he didn’t want to upset his friend. It was a neat conversation piece.
May 20, 2019 at 10:45 PM
Yes it was… the only thing I had in a car that got some conversation going was a switch…it had a lever…”Warp Drive”
May 21, 2019 at 12:41 AM
Every car should have a *warp drive*.
Ken had a 1973 Pontiac LeMans (looked just like a Goat) that had a toggle switch that would cut the lights so he could speed in the dark. THIS from a damn cop…
May 21, 2019 at 9:12 AM
That is great! Mine was a Spencers toy… I only ran one time from the cops. I made it because I was so far ahead on a back road at night…pulled behind my friends house and shut the lights off… I saw them go by.
May 21, 2019 at 12:37 PM
Heh. When I was younger, IF I found myself in trouble with cops, my family knew so many of them, charges would have disappeared. These days, that doesn’t work anymore.
May 21, 2019 at 3:04 PM
No that doesn’t work. I may have said this before. I was a latch key kid in the 70s when my sister moved out. When I was 12-13 my mom told the sherriff that if I needed something I would need to drive because we lived in the middle of nowhere.
He said no problem…I ended up running a stop sign later on and the cop couldn’t believe I was driving…I told him well Sherriff so and so said I could…
He said I don’t care blah blah blah…got on the radio…came back and said…go on home but be careful lol. I continued to drive…
Would NOT happen now
May 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM
The driving approved by the Sheriff sounds familiar. I think I read that when you were commenting…somewhere else. That’s great. Whole different world back then…
And, on that note, latch key kids are a thing of the past. Hell, people are trying to snatch kids away from their parents on the sidewalk in broad daylight. GEEZUS.
May 22, 2019 at 12:05 AM
I know…no way does that happen now. Thinking back about it…would I let my son drive when he was 12 or 13…hell no…but he wasn’t as mature as we had to be.
yea it is crazy now…crazier than me driving that young.
May 22, 2019 at 12:28 AM
I miss our world…
May 22, 2019 at 12:42 AM
Oh I do also. My son is even jealous of what I got to do and the freedom I had. It helped me grow and mature. I knew how to talk to people because…I actually did! What a concept.
We had bullying…but not on a social media scale…and we took care of it in the playground or where ever. It wasn’t perfect and could be rough but we were not babied.
Kids now are probably smarter than we were but not in the common sense department.
May 22, 2019 at 1:01 AM
I don’t know… When I was a DL Examiner, 90% of my teens couldn’t sign their own names. They couldn’t read cursive. And, the farm kids up in the northern part of the county were the only ones that could drive a stick or just handle a vehicle.
Our gov. schools don’t teach what they need. They teach PC nonsense.
I saw the beginnings of the impending nightmare when I was in Texas. We had an intern come in for the summer of 2004. He was only a Freshman. OMG, that kid. He had no desire to learn anything from us. He was going to teach US how to do OUR jobs. I thought one of my male co-workers was going to toss him out of the seventh floor window.
May 22, 2019 at 1:05 AM
In second grade the school system here decided that cursive was not important and stopped teaching it. We taught Bailey how to write cursive at home….when he was in 10th grade…guess what? They decided then it was important again and started to teach cursive again in grade school.
There is a generation of kids that have no clue.
” I thought one of my male co-workers was going to toss him out of the seventh floor window.” That is great! Not really funny but it is.
May 22, 2019 at 1:28 AM
Heh. Mark. This kid got in Mark’s face and told him he would be fired if *he* was in charge.
Mark-Mark the Hair-lipped Dog. That’s what he called himself. I had 18 months on him. Musician. Roadie. Was into Death Metal & Cookie-Monster music. Had hair down to his waist at one time. Dude was a trip…
May 22, 2019 at 9:17 AM
Sounds like a guy that might would follow through with a threat lol.
May 22, 2019 at 2:53 PM
In his younger days, without batting an eye. But, he owed a lot to a pretty blond wife named Stacey. They had a 4 yr old son at the time & he was starting to mature. College brat dodged a bullet.
May 22, 2019 at 2:57 PM
Too bad…well you know what I mean. I’ve met a few like that but never have been under someone like that.
May 22, 2019 at 3:18 PM
Yes…I hope to the good.. http://www.powerpop.blog
It’s mostly 60s-80s pop culture songs, movies, tv shows, games etc….sometimes I venture into the 90s and later but not as often.
July 4, 2020 at 3:41 PM
Like you said—I miss our world.
July 4, 2020 at 5:07 PM
Amen, Sista Linda!
July 4, 2020 at 6:29 PM