Playing the Pathetic Card

Yet another bozo who thinks himself too clever by half:

Yahoo Answers screenshot: How do I bring up that dad has cancer in my next drivers test?

Apparently he’s perfectly serious:

I just failed my drivers test. Now, I am trying to make a new date in PA and if anyone has any advice on how to make an appointment as soon as possible, that would GREATLY help. Now also, my dad has cancer and is going through chemo (its not too too bad, just really sad), and i want to work in a sympathy angle where i subtly mention it, but I can’t just come right out and say it. So I need your help to transition my words into mentioning this. Like if I said “wow I’m really nervous, i just need to drive my dad to chemo.” Something like that, but with a smoother transition, my dad said if helps me pass, do it.

“If you really cared about the old man, you’d try harder.” Which is the kind response; I wouldn’t blame the examiner for failing the little twerp for trying to influence him.


  1. fillyjonk »

    7 April 2016 · 9:52 am

    As someone who teaches and has heard about a veritable holocaust of grandmothers in her career: how is it even relevant to the freaking driving test? The idea is not to unleash someone unprepared on other motorists. For that matter, driving his (her?) dad to chemo won’t help either one of them if he (she?) gets into a wreck on the way there just because they’re not ready to drive.

    Disclaimer: I failed the driving test portion twice before I managed to get my license.

  2. Bill Peschel »

    7 April 2016 · 10:30 am

    His dad is a terrible father. The test is not that hard. I just taught daughter how to parallel park and she passed on the first try. There a part of the driving exam where you’re supposed to pay attention to the location of the white line and stop before it instead of the stop sign that’s in the crosswalk. That’s the only part that’s deliberately meant to trip you up. The rest is study.

    His father should have said, “Suck it up and learn. There’s practice tests online and you know what you did wrong. Do it right this time.” Instead, he wants a pity pass. Probably got it from his dating habits. Grrrr.

  3. McGehee »

    7 April 2016 · 1:02 pm

    I can honestly say I did not fail my first driving test back in the day. It was my car that failed.

    I came back the following week with a working turn signal and aced it.

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