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1/31/2003

In this paper I hope to point out several advantages to my taking driving lessons, and possibly persuade you (my parents) to, if not allow me, at least take note of the points made herein and my dedication and initiative with regard to the attainment of this goal. One: Easing of responsibilities on your part. 1) By being able to drive, I would be able to transport myself to various locations and events, allowing you to stay at home and not have to ferry me around. 2) I would also be able to run various errands, such as to the grocery store and ferrying Pippa (my sister) to and from choir, allowing you to continue whatever you may be doing (work, nap, etc.) 3) On long driving excursions, (vacations, road trips, etc.) I would be able to take shifts at the wheel, thus providing a break for the two of you, and easing the workload. Two: Parental involvement in the learning process. 1) By my learning how to drive now, you would have much more say and control in the learning process, and be able to temper my lessons with your own advice and experience. 2)You would be able to monitor my progress more directly if I learned sooner, and adjust my driving privileges respectively. Three: Safety. 1) By being able to drive, I would be able to provide somewhat safer rides than some of the people with whom I currently carpool. 2) In case of emergency when both parents are out of the house, I would be able to rapidly transport myself or Pippa to the hospital. I hope that your reading this has, if not convinced you to allow me to take Driver's Ed, at least made you stop to consider my arguments, and demonstrated some of the means I will go to to try and achieve this end. -P.S. I wanted to put up a poll to see how effective this is in general, but I don't have the know-how to set it up. But if you want to give me feedback, dop me a line at spaceguy@mac.com Tunes: "Don't Toss Us Away", Lone Justice; "Volvo-Driving Soccer Mom", Everclear; "Life in a Northern Town", Dream Academy; "Message in a Bottle", The Police.
posted by Josiah  # 1/31/2003 09:23:00 PM

1/28/2003

Dang Sunday night was a trip. I didn't know squat about either team (I decided to root for Tampa Bay cause I used to live there), I was the only one in my family who a) could make it to Tripp's party, and b) knew and/or cared about the game. All went well, and I won the pool, which raised a few problems on its own, seeing as I'm not really supposed to gamble, and Tripp unwittingly informed my dad of the "good" news rather directly. All turned out OK, though, and the amount of support I got from seminarians was quite touching. By 6:00 the following night I'd received two emails from people who hadn't even been there making sure I wasn't grounded or the like. Tunes: "The Joy of Your World", MC Paul Barman; "Truly Madly Deeply", Savage Garden; "Baby I Love Your Way", UB40.
posted by Josiah  # 1/28/2003 11:02:00 AM

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