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  •  That's just it. (4+ / 0-)

    Drivers in Florida in general are just plain nuts. I don't see how a lot of people down here have licenses.

    I write a series called 'My Life as an Aspie', documenting my experiences before and after my A.S. diagnosis as a way to help fellow Aspies and parents of Aspies and spread awareness. If I help just one person by doing this, then I've served a purpose.

    by Homer177 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 05:47:56 PM PST

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    •  Actually (4+ / 0-)

      driving works because it is a system with a finite number of rules almost all of the people follow almost all of the time.  You CAN deal with that. To the unintiated a lot of it can seem random and unpredictable, but it is not or it wouldn't work.

      Don't be intimidated.  There are plenty of driving schools and both teens and adults take the classes.  Save up, then sign up.  Also youtube is surprising helpful. I have been driving for years but it is only recently I learned some simple rules for adjusting my mirrors and guidelines as to parallel parking... from youtube!

      If you want something other than the obvious to happen; you've got to do something other than the obvious. Douglas Adams

      by trillian on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 06:29:01 PM PST

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      •  The one good thing about Florida (0+ / 0-)

        in my 20 years in Broward, I never once had to parallel park.

        •  I learned to drive in Broward and Palm Beach (1+ / 0-)
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          counties which may explain why I never learned to parallel park.  It is a skill that would have come in handy in Gainesville, though.

          If you want something other than the obvious to happen; you've got to do something other than the obvious. Douglas Adams

          by trillian on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 06:38:33 PM PST

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        •  Downtown Orlando (0+ / 0-)

          You parallel park unless you pay for a garage. But I learned in PA where it was a lot more common than here. Now I'm on foot, or by bus, or like tomorrow morning by cab, so I don't have to worry about it :P. Plus I don't go to downtown Orlando very often any more. I used to once upon a time. I used to LARP in Wallstreet Plaza, Church Street, and Lake Eola. And when I was pregnant with my son and trying to stop the 'false labor' I used to walk laps around Eola.. that was lots of fun.. not.

          "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

          by FloridaSNMOM on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 06:54:09 PM PST

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    •  You're not kidding. (1+ / 0-)
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      I have been in Florida once. I had to drive from Orlando to Tampa, and am still astounded that I was still alive afterwards.

      The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity. ~Abraham Lincoln

      by raboof on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 04:46:51 AM PST

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