Friday, October 15, 2010


I am heartbroken. Disappointed.

I failed my school bus road test because of one ONE SILLY THING. I neglected to slow down and pull to the right while approaching the crest of a hill. Instant FAIL.

The frustrating part is I can't even recall at what point during the test that I failed to do this. I didn't encounter any HILLS at anytime during my bus driving practice. We have hills here?! ;)

I did awesome at everything else though. I performed my pre-trip circle check PERFECTLY so I won't have to be tested on that again. I even climbed up onto the bloody axle of the front wheel to check the oil. I'm too short to reach it otherwise.

I'm frustrated with myself because I knew that school bus inside and out and I was completely comfortable driving it. I thought I was doing everything right.


So I've been in a mild state of shock and disbelief the past couple of days. Had I passed the test, I would have been attending an interview today for a position as a driver. I would have had the perfect job. By the time I get my license, those positions will be filled already.

It's so strange to put so much effort into something and feel so confident about it only to end up failing.

So now what? What do I do?

I'm going to take my road test again. I've heard from other bus drivers that it's rare that they pass you the first time anyway. That makes me feel a little bit better.

I'm okay with it now. I know I did the best I could with the knowledge I had. I've come this far and I'm not going to give up now.

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