Now, we all know that if at first you don’t succeed you try, and try again, but does there come a point where you just accept defeat and give in?
Personally, if I had needed to take my driving test many more than the three times it took for me to pass, I probably would have taken it as a hint from the universe that I was not destined to be behind the wheel of a car. I would have added it to the list of Things I Can’t Do, along with riding a bike and stopping after one glass of wine.
Not so for Cha Sa-Soon, a 68-year-old Korean woman who has passed the written part of her driving test on her 950th attempt. Reports Fox News: “The aspiring driver spent more than $4,200 in application fees, but until now had failed to score the minimum 60 out of a possible 100 points needed to get behind the wheel for a driving test.”
One wonders whether the driving instructors of Jeonju, 130 miles south of Seoul, will be jostling to cash in on the potential goldmine of actually teaching Cha to drive, or speeding as fast as they can go in the opposite direction, fearing for their lives. I, for one, can think of places I’d rather be than in the passenger seat of her car.