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Car driving test

The instructor turned to Ajit and expressed his displeasure when he hit a tree: “That was a very bad driving!” “Me!” replied Ajit.

entertainment Updated: May 01, 2010 13:58 IST
Bhalchandra P Waghe
Bhalchandra P Waghe
Hindustan Times

The instructor turned to Ajit and expressed his displeasure when he hit a tree: “That was a very bad driving!” “Me!” replied Ajit, “I thought you were driving!” Later, in spite of such incidents, Ajit completed the car driving course!Time passed and there was a rumour that Ajit was going to be promoted to deputy manager’s post, which offered him benefits like a company car for official and personal use.

Prior to his promotion, Ajit secretly joined a driving school to learn car driving for two months.The car driver from the head office was asked to check Ajit’s driving skills before handing over the keys of the car.Now, after two months, Ajit had learnt driving fairly well. The driver from the head office passed on his instructions to the plant manager, Anil, who decided to test Ajit.

They started from their factory at Wagle Estate, Thane, on the Eastern Express Highway towards Dharavi. On the way, Anil started testing Ajit’s car driving skills. First, the rear view mirror was deliberately disturbed to check whether Ajit adjusts it properly as soon as he occupies the drivers’ seat. Then Ajit was asked to take a right turn showing proper signal, to overtake a car in front, and then slow down and stop near the bus stop. Ajit completed all the tests skillfully but was tired in 75 minutes!

Now they were approaching Dharavi, a heavily congested slum area. Ajit wanted to sit back and relax. He told Anil that they were now approaching an accident-prone zone and that he had no energy left to drive through this area. To Ajit’s utter surprise, Anil asked him to continue driving through that area!

Ajit replied, “According to you, I have already successfully passed the driving test. Now I am completely tired and cannot drive any further.” Anil requested him: “You will still have to drive.”“But why?” insisted Ajit. “We cannot leave this car unattended in this slum area.”“So what?”
“Well, I do not know how to drive!” replied Anil.