Crashes, crunches and collisions are the ingredients of the TV show, Canada’s Worst Driver. After viewing one episode I felt paranoid to turn on my little Echo’s ignition and I thought, “I wish those who failed road rehab would see the light, give up. Then we’d all feel safer.”
Then I remember Zami. She wowed me with her determination–“I’ve saved for a car and I’m going to pass my driver’s test!” Zami, originally from Ghana, had failed her road test 10 times but her mistakes were diminishing. Now, don’t misunderstand me, I sure didn’t volunteer to take her out for practice. She took driver’s education classes. Then she took them again. Zami passed on her 11th attempt. She and I never became Thelma and Louise but we did celebrate her command of the steering wheel. Her persistence paid off!