POTD: Examiner Encounters #2

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When I posted my first Examiner Encounter, I should have numbered it. I have a few of these things.

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

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27 thoughts on “POTD: Examiner Encounters #2

    badfinger20 said:
    May 20, 2019 at 4:17 PM

    Lol, that is cool.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      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.

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        badfinger20 said:
        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”

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          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…

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            badfinger20 said:
            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.

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              The Hinoeuma responded:
              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.

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                badfinger20 said:
                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

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                  The Hinoeuma responded:
                  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.

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                    badfinger20 said:
                    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.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      May 22, 2019 at 12:28 AM

                      I miss our world…

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                      badfinger20 said:
                      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.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      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.

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                      badfinger20 said:
                      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.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      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…

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                      badfinger20 said:
                      May 22, 2019 at 9:17 AM

                      Sounds like a guy that might would follow through with a threat lol.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      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.

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                      badfinger20 said:
                      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.

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                      floatinggold said:
                      May 22, 2019 at 11:02 AM

                      So it’s not just me. A couple of years ago I had to obtain a signature from a minor. A teenager. Probably 15. He looked at me as if I was an alien. He only knew how to print his name. WHAAAAAAAA?

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      May 22, 2019 at 3:09 PM

                      Yep. The schools stopped teaching it. The parents were not happy. The kids couldn’t read any cursive. Something as simple as an *S* is quite different in lowercase cursive. And, what writing they did looked like 1st graders. Their texting didn’t help, either. They couldn’t spell & the schools weren’t reinforcing grammar. Dumbing down at its finest.

                      Some schools started teaching it, again but, there was major damage done.

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                  floatinggold said:
                  May 22, 2019 at 11:04 AM

                  Do you have a blog? Your comments piqued my interest.

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                    badfinger20 said:
                    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.

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    floatinggold said:
    May 21, 2019 at 7:58 AM

    As long as it doesn’t obstruct the driver’s line of sight. Right?

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      May 21, 2019 at 11:50 AM

      Exactly. It is (was) an Examiner’s right to refuse to get into a car that is dangerous. We were trained to check turn signals, tires, horns, tags, seats, line of sight… If something was broken or registration/insurance was out, no road test.

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        floatinggold said:
        May 21, 2019 at 4:10 PM

        I had a handicap tag hanging from the rear-view mirror. I was told that it’s obstructing the view and I need to take it off. Sure, I did, but if this much obstructs your view, then… dunno.

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          May 22, 2019 at 12:06 AM

          Depending upon the size of the tag, I would have taken it down, too. It’s my understanding that those placards aren’t meant to be permanent fixtures on rear-view mirrors…but, it could depend upon the state, too. A large portion of those things were the temporary version of the plate.

          I also removed those GOD-AWFUL Febreze vent air fresheners. They burn my throat & nose and, make me sick to my stomach. You want a road test? It goes in the glove compartment or console.

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            floatinggold said:
            May 22, 2019 at 8:47 AM

            I thought those placards are meant for parking, but I see everyone DRIVING with one. I know people who do that in order to not get killed. They drive like s**t and people get angry. So then they point to the placard and pray for the best. It works. Or so I am told.
            I would not thought of that being an issue, but now that you’ve mentioned it, I think same goes to any obnoxious smells (a bottle of cologne?).
            A few weeks ago I was researching natural air freshener DIYs, but they’re either too difficult to make, or ineffective. Let me know if you know of something that you’d recommend.

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              The Hinoeuma responded:
              May 22, 2019 at 2:41 PM

              The whole handicap labeling system is corrupt. I gave many road tests to placard people & 90% of them didn’t need it.

              Fresh air is an open window or a walk in the park. Scenting your home or your body does require some effort. I quit wearing cologne 15 years ago. Synthetic garbage & toxic as hell. Organic essential oils are the best for anyone. Aromatherapy is an actual ayurvedic practice (ancient).

              There are moisture defusers or put a couple of drops on a lightbulb. They are concentrated so, you don’t need much. There are some ionized water-essential oil mixture sprays around. But, that won’t last long.

              Then, there is burning sage. Cleanses the air, cleanses negativity (also an ancient practice).

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