I love the Carting game on my XBox, especially using the steering wheel and accelerator/break thing... very real(yeah!) and thoroughly entertaining.
But..when it comes to real life, the last time I drove something with wheels was more than 5 years ago, in India. I had my own Bajaj Spirit - deep red in color. For those who haven't heard the name, it was your typical girlie, Sunny type bike. I used to go to my IIT coachings in that. Made some great friends *smiling, thinking of those times* because of that bike.
Ok..ok.. back to present. So, I have a full Indian driver's license with a dodgy date of birth! It says I'm 2 years older than I actually am. *yeh mera India, I love my India* ;)
Anywho..! So, when I came here to Oz, a year or so later, I gave the Learner's Test on the Computer and passed with flying colors....to acquire my legitimate (read correct DOB) DL.
Another 2-3 years passed. I still haven't upgraded myself to P Plates!
(Here is Oz after a min. of 6months on Learner you can give a driving test by actually driving a car and get to Probationary License, which then goes for 3 years, till you get your Full license! Unless, of course, you have a legit overseas license which can be upgraded directly to Full License after the computer test.)
Much gyaan... back to the situation at hand. Achhaji, I found this great car, at a great price in a great deal. Done all the paperwork, and when I went to pick it up on Saturday afternoon. They go..."Errr, you have a learner's?"
"Sorry mate, you have to be atleast P to buy a car."
"Oh! I have an overseas Full license (praying in my head - *God plz don't get them to ask me for it coz it had dodgy DOB*) and I'm about to get my P's soon."
After 10 mins. of contemplating and discussing and arguing with the issurance and finance guy.
"Promise us, you will get your P's in one month and we'll give you the car now!"
I sign the papers and my designated driver *he* drives me home!
My first car!!!!!!!
And I'm oh! so excited about the long drives and the cool trips that I'm gonna take and oh! so nervous about the P test that I have to prepare for before I can take those long drives and cool trips!!
*Pray for me...no?!*