Woman Gets Driver's License after 960 Attempts

Perseverance, your name is Cha Sa-soon, you're 69 and you live in South Korea. Otherwise, there's no explaining how this happened.

As you already guessed this is all about a woman, Cha Sa-soon, who is 69 and lives in South Korea. The granny has been trying since she was 64, or since 2005, to be more precise, to get her drivers' license. She tried, according to The Telegraph, each day, five days a week, to pass the damn exam, but failed.

The try-and-fail rate then dropped down to around twice a week. Now, having more time to study, instead of walking around the halls of where ever she was taking the exam, proved to be just the thing she needed, as she finally managed to get what she was after. Five years and 960 attempts later, mind you.

Nobody knows why the woman failed so many times. Thing is she failed, time and time again, the written part of the exam, you know, the part during which they ask you if you are familiar with the traffic signs and rules and stuff. She nailed it in the end, though, and the man who taught her everything she knows is very proud:

"When she finally got her licence, we all went out cheering and hugged her, giving her flowers," Park Su-yeon, instructor at Jeonbuk Driving School told the source.

Some argue that the woman is a menace and shouldn't be allowed to drive. She should be proud to have gotten her license, but she should leave it to that, and not actually get behind the wheel of a car. Sure, practice makes perfect, but practice in failure makes what?

Authorities say however she's not a menace because she failed, so many times, the written part of the test, and not the practical one. So, if the woman can physically drive, it doesn't matter she doesn't know what the Stop sign means.

Now, can anyone tell us why the woman tried so hard to get her license? She can, of course.

"I wanted to get a driver's license so I could take my grandchildren to the zoo,"
Cha Sa-soon told The Telegraph.

Too late, granny! We reckon they're past the zoo episode. After all, five years have passed since you promised you'd take them!
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