Monday, February 23, 2009
Woman Fails Driving Test 775 Times
Yahoo News: SEOUL, Feb 21 – A South Korean woman who has failed the driver's exam 775 times is not about give up on her hope of buying a truck one day to go into her own business, whether other drivers want her on the road or not.
Cha Sa-soon, 68, has been trying since 2005 to pass the written portion of the test to get a licence, but she has so far failed to get the 60 percent required to clear it.
Driving schools in South Korea offer courses to enable applicants to walk away with a licence in a week. Cha has not been fortunate enough to set foot in such a class, which tends to congregate more in busy metropolitan areas, but she remains unfazed, even after having spent more than 10 million won ($6,800) on test applications.
"I believe you can achieve your goal if you persistently pursue it," she says. "So don't give up your dream, like me. Be strong and do your best."
You can add your own "women can't drive" joke whenever you like, but I'm siding with Cha on this one. How dare the South Korean Government expect any women to get above a 60% on any sort of examination that doesn't asks questions about casserole making or dish washing. It's things like this that make me proud to be in a country where the only thing a woman needs to get a license is to dress like she's on Rock of Love and give the 50 year old divorced driving instructor that little "I will go down on you right now if you pass me, because there is no way in shit that I will ever be able to parallel park" look.
Posted by Glod Daddy at 10:08 AM