I can’t remember the day of my graduation . . nor the day I got my a-levels . . but I remember that on 23 January 1969 I passed my driving test.
The examiner said ‘I think I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt, Mr Jones…..’
I said ‘Thank you’, mentally adding ‘ . . . you patronizing tosspot . . . .’
‘How did you get on?’ said my father .
‘I’ve passed’ I replied pleased, but a little pissed off with the examiner.
‘Now you can learn to drive’ said my father.
Yeah . . . thanks, again . . . .