Out on the course, I tried 3 times to back into a parking space and still crashed into the far set of flags. Then in my parallel park I was about a mile away from the curb, as in half in the space and half in the street, and couldn't figure out how to correct it any better. Ooh, and I clipped the flag coming out. (I did both of these scenarios perfectly yesterday, multiple times over.) And then I ran over the curb both for my "parking on a hill" and my final park. I'm really bitter about the curb, because I've only previously done that about three times in my life. I could have screwed up the other two parking things and been just fine, but the curbs sent me a good way towards the fail. -10 points.
And then there were my right turns. Lost 16, 16 points on those, because he thinks I cut my turns too close. The hell? Not once in my entire driving experience have I run onto the curb or the shoulder in making a right turn. It is the first thing I learned how to do; there is nothing easier about driving than right turns. And apparently I utterly messed up one of the traffic lights/stop signs too, which I was completely unaware of during the test.
Then there's an abbreviation on the sheet that says "DQ" and I wonder if that one means "disqualified", making all of the above moot. "DQ - left turn from wrong marked lane." If that is indeed what it means, then it was kind of cruel to make me finish the whole nerve-wracking test. The worst part is that I have no idea where I went wrong on that, because he said something during the test but I couldn't process it and don't remember it, and I now I cannot visualize where that place was, which means I will probably make all the same mistakes on my next test (16 fricking days away, and as a bonus, the same week I have cavities filled), and will never, ever pass. I went back and polled my friends, and it turns out that except for that one, every single person I know managed to pass on their first try. *is extraordinarily bitter*