Gone in 49 Minutes 

They were probably the best 49 minutes of his life.

Growing up in a car-centric suburb where almost nothing was walkable, getting my driver’s license meant freedom to me. I was determined to pass the driving test on the first try, and spent hours practicing parallel parking and other skills.

So today, I’m thankful I didn’t do something stupid enough to cause me to lose my license 49 minutes after I got it, like this poor, dumb German teen.