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Persistence Pays Off After Woman’s 960th Driving Test

Posted 5/07/2010 7:30 am by

cha_sa-soon.jpgIf there’s one thing you can learn from the story of Cha Sa-soon, it is the value of persistence.  If there’s one thing you can NOT learn from Cha Sa-soon, it’s how to drive.  Well, you could, but I wouldn’t recommend it.  The 69-year-old woman from Jeonju, South Korea, has finally passed the written portion of her driving test, and has officially earned the right to drive.  It only took her 960 tries to get her license, as she’s taken the written test every day since April 2005!

The woman wants a car so she can visit her son and daughter in the city, as well as to improve her vegetable stand’s business.  Most of her trouble was with the written portion; she’d only failed the driving part 10 times.   So, if you live in South Korea, be on the lookout and drive carefully!

Being an American, it’s mind-boggling to think that some people might not learn to drive the moment they become able.  I have a wonderful British friend who, in her late 20’s, is just now learning to drive.  She’s also taking driving lessons, which is another foreign concept to me since I learned to drive the traditional American way:  having my father yell at me.

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