Adventures in Germany: Driving School Pt. 3
After hydroplaning through the wall of water half a dozen times we returned in snake formation to the parking lot.
Inside of our classroom again I was eager to get my certificate but anxious there would be a test first.
The teacher called on the other side of the circle to start this time. Best I could tell he was asking each student to relay what he or she had learned over the course of the day.
I had 12 answers worth of time to plan mine. It didn’t take that long — my German vocabulary at the time was equivalent to two answers worth.
My turn came, and I rattled off my pre-scripted speech:
Ich mag schnell fahren — I like to drive fast.
Das Wasser ist spaß — The water is fun (although this is also very wrong).
Kreise sind wichtig auch — Circles are important too.
By now the teacher knew that a pause longer than 5 seconds meant I’d ran out of words to say. So, he nodded and began into a few more reminders.
Pens were distributed and I signed my name on what I wouldn’t find out until much later was my certificate of completion.