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I'm at my parents house using the computer after an unfortunite job interview. I really wanted the job...like a lot. But I'm obviously not going to get it because my lack of driver's license and my appearence (i.e. nose ring, dyed hair, tattoo.) And here I feel like I look conservitive when I see other people on the Hill. The driver's liscence thing is something I really need to change, though. That's been holding me back ever since I graduated. So my official new years resolution for 2006 is to learn how to drive and get my liscence. However, I don't want a car. Here's waht I hate about cars. I cant afford the insurance and the gas. I also hate looking for parking in the city and would rather just walk/take the bus. I don't want to get lazy either and find myself driving my fat ass all over the hill when I could otherwise take advantage of the bit of excersise I get and enjoy which is walking around the city. Seattle is the kind of town where a car is kind-of neccessary, unless you're one of those people who live on Capitol Hill and never get off of it (which I'm sort of becoming if it weren't for my job in SODO). It would be nice to get around to other neighborhoods more easily. I always fancied myself too metropolitan to bother with a car, but apparently this town is just too spread out that employers require reliable transportation. (However, with the cars my family had growing up a bus was always more reliable than the car starting.) Anyway, so I'm going to do it, learn how to drive anyway. It's just been hoding me back for too long. Then, when I have the money, I can move to a more metropolitian city where I don't need a car. That was always the idea behind NOT getting my liscence in the first place. Grrr arg. I'm upset and disapointed. At least I don't have to worry anymore about the pending prospect of the drug test if they were to hire me. *sigh*



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Dec. 29th, 2005 03:49 am (UTC)
I, too, fell victim to the workplace demands for a driver's license :( I was so proud of the fact that I still didn't have one... and then, at the age of 21, they ruined me. Sadly, I was willing to get my license at the prospect of earning $13 an hour.

I still refuse to get a car, though! Don't worry, Miranda... you might not be as cool with a license, but at least you won't have to skirt around the issue at job interviews.
Dec. 29th, 2005 08:09 pm (UTC)
Sorry about the interview. *hug* I know you were looking forward to it.

Jan. 11th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
pandapropaganda, I'm sorry to learn you didn't get that job you'd wanted. Surely something else will come along, opportunity-wise. Hang in there, my friend; and don't despair.

I totally understand your reasons for not wanting a car. If somebody gave me a car I'd not be able to operate it due to the unaffordable expenses of fuel, insurance, licensure and maintenance. The mass-transit system here at Portland is satisfactory for my conveyance needs; and that, combined with those no-car reasons, led me to give up my driving license.

So, Seattle doesn't have a good public-transportation system? How weird is that? They need to greatly expand the monorail! (Sorry.) In the event, I'm behind you 100 percent on the value of walking. Don't give it up! I've got to walk more myself, lest I find it too much of a chore one day to simply get up and down the stairs here.

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