777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11317 posts, RR: 17 Posted (4 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 5086 times:
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A South Korean woman who has failed the driver's exam 775 times is not about give up on her hope of buying a truck one day to go into her own business, whether other drivers want her on the road or not.
Cha Sa-soon, 68, has been trying since 2005 to pass the written portion of the test to get a licence, but she has so far failed to get the 60 percent required to clear it.
"I've looked up some guidebooks to get a driver's licence, and they were saying it takes at most five years to get this," Cha said in North Jeolla province, where farmers on tractors or cows can be just as common on country roads as motor vehicles.
FlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 4865 times:
Quoting B747forever (Reply 10): Hehe, the testing agency enjoy this, I am sure. Let say that each testing costs $1, then she has paid more than $775!!
In the US its more than that. I dont know about Korea - and who knows - they may not even have a charge if this lady can afford 775 attempts, but if they do charge they've prolly made a few grand off this woman.
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 13 Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 4854 times:
Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 11): In the US its more than that. I dont know about Korea - and who knows - they may not even have a charge if this lady can afford 775 attempts, but if they do charge they've prolly made a few grand off this woman.
even after having spent more than 10 million won ($6,800) on test applications.
PPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8492 posts, RR: 43 Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 4850 times:
"I believe you can achieve your goal if you persistently pursue it," she says. "So don't give up your dream, like me. Be strong and do your best."
This attitude, after 775 failures, plus her wish to start a business at her age, is impressive. I hope she passes next time and that she may in one way or another write off those fees as business expenses.
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