A Korean woman has passed the written driving test on her 950th attempt. Having tried nearly daily since 2005, she finally managed to meet the minimum score of 60% and now plans to attempt the practical test. [AP]
There are many things wrong with this entire story.
1) She says she needs the license for her vegetable selling operation. For what she's spent on test fees, she could've let a few acres lie fallow.
2) In the United States we have a can-do spirit, a drive to succeed. Clearly it isn't just an American thing. "If at first you don't succeed, try and try again" is a motto which most folks know and a great many live by. But W.C. Fields, a famous American, was a more pragmatic sort. He said, "If at first you don't succeed, try again. Then quit. No point in being a damn fool about it." And he's right. Someone who can't get the test right in nearly a thousand tries may not be the best choice to release into traffic.
3) Around these parts, sitting for the test takes a $5.00 test fee. Unless they're free and breezy where she is, she's dumped a fair chunk of change into the country coffers and gotten a whole bunch of nothing for it. All I'm saying is, that would've bought a really big stack of monthly bus passes. The truck farming business is labor intensive, many hands are needed to get the work done. Certainly there are valid licenses among the coworkers. This looks like a an unnecessary investment.