I gave up and traded in my expired learner’s permit for a state ID because I’m almost 25 and I’m pretty sure I’m just never, ever going to drive and I really don’t want to go back every two years to retake the written test. But like, I know how to drive? I learned when I was eight because my dad is crazy but I’m also kind of scared of driving and car accidents and shit. Mostly I’ve been refusing to get my license because I can’t swim and I’m terrified that one day I’ll lose control of the car and somehow drive off a cliff into the water and I’ll be able to get myself out of the car because I watch a lot of action movies and Fear Factor but I won’t be able to swim to the surface and I’ll drown which is such a stupid and irrational fear but y’know, whatever. Always the drunkard, never the designated driver!
Then you MUST watch this video of ex-Ethicist Randy Cohen explaining how cars kill in many ways. “If you drive where there are real alternatives [like NYC], you are driving straight to hell.”
Alternatively, here’s Gary Numan singing “Cars.”