So it’s finally happened. You’ve turned 17 (or 18 – poor Victorians), and with your new age comes a whole new wave of freedom. Granted you’ve passed your driving test and you have a vehicle of your own (or one to borrow), it’s time to celebrate!
It’s also time to go through the inevitable stages of getting your first car/driver’s licence for the first time, like…
Thinking you look like this when you’re driving
Even though it’s more like this…
But who cares right? You have a car! And a license! And freeeeeedom!
(well, as long as you stick to the curfew and bring home some milk when your parents ask you to)
Now you can go shopping whenever the heck you want
You can choose and blast your OWN music
It’s a known fact that McDonald’s tastes better when you bought it on a drive thru adventure where you were behind the wheel
(even if it is breaking your diet)
Awkward bus rides? A thing of the past
But then, the novelty of being the “driver” amongst your friends can start to wear thin…
Suddenly you’re the go-to for favours, like asking to be picked up from parties at 3am
And then there’s that moment that you pay for petrol the first time
And finally, after a little while, you start to get a bit lonely driving. For the first time, you start missing always having your parents around in the car…
The freedom of driving outweighs all of the cons. End of story.