By dmvfail - 15/09/2011 00:13 - United States

Today, I went to the DMV for my second attempt to get my license. I did everything perfectly, stayed at the speed limit, did my three-point turn flawlessly, and parked nicely. The lady failed me because I wasn't using the stick shift right. My car doesn't have a stick shift. FML
I agree, your life sucks 36 352
You deserved it 2 963

Same thing different taste

Top comments

Arsonnist 3

See? You weren't using it at all.


krazy_glu3 0

Exactly. It's actually pretty easy to drive stick shift. Idk how you screw that up.

13- Believe it or not, I actually read the whole FML before posting. :P I was referencing the douche of an instructor's reason for failing OP.

fthislyfe 22

In my country, we MUST take driving lessons with a stick shifted car. Cuz almost all cars here are like that. And if someone has an automatic geared car they make fun of him that he can't drive.

I think she wanted you to shift her "stick".

I think they fail people so easily on purpose. The more attemps it takes the more money they get.

It says on her profile that she is from Iran, but what she said is valid for most of the world except in the USA.

fthislyfe 22

39: I'm from Iran. As it says in my profile...

SemperFi_23 6

That sounds like a DMV in Texas.

#39 yeah in most countries most cars are stick shift, therefore you must take your test with a stick shift car, I recently aproved mine (I'm from Ecuador, South America) and believe me its not the same as automatic transmission, it's easy to make shifts and stuff, but there are other issues when driving stick shift, for example it requires a certain amount of skill to pull out your car uphill, or even when you go over a speed bump you run the risk of your car turning off, of course that with a little practice it will be no problem once you get used to it. But believe me, when I was just learning, all those little thing were like hell, and it still takes some practice to do that stuff (specially the uphill part) when you try a new car. Its not the same to pull out uphill on a 1990s subcompact than on an SUV.

I never had to take a driving test at the DMV here in Texas. Hell, they GAVE me a drivers license after I had my permit for six months. Kinda a fail on their part?

Tjack_atack 0

30- that's one of the reasons why amurica is way better than Iran

spell AMERICA right if you you are going to brag about it asshole this is why everyone hates AMERICAns

Arsonnist 3

See? You weren't using it at all.

tsim_fml 0

well thats a sticky shiftuation.

That sucks I just finally passed my road test after 5 attempts

That's just wrong on so many levels, for her to do that!!

All driving tests I've heard of require records and paperwork. She had to have written down exactly why you failed. The car's license plate number should also be recorded on the paperwork. If you can prove that you were therefore wrongfully failed, it shouldn't be too difficult to get a re-test -- or even a pass retroactively if there was nothing else in your performance you could be failed for.

enonymous 8

You forgot to go through the drive thru. Sit idle as she picked up her dry cleaning and your radio was not playing "working at the car wash"

RA661 8

Hmm.. If everything went well and you failed cause of that.. that lady has something personal.. FYL

enonymous 8

Come on Marinus correct it. Clean it up

Fuuuu I thought I would never see this day.

It happens to the best of us. Your forgiven.

enonymous 8

And knowing is half the battle... GI Joe.

tylersign 11

enonymous, marinus, and soty all in one thread.......? Yesplz.

...why not just complain to the folks inside the DMV, I find it hard to believe, if the situation was explained, they wouldn't help you out.

They will, but it will go something like this *Please proceed to window 6 to file a compliant... 2 hours later... oh i'm sorry sir you have to go window 8 to fill out a written complaint first, then come back here to speak with a supervisor if you still wish to formally submit your complaint... 2 weeks later via mail... sir we'd like to inform you your complaint was successfully submitted to a review panel, and we will inform you of their decision within 7 to 10 business days* DMV's SUCK.

Yaqui_fml 9

Yeah seriously. My first test this lady started going at a two way stop when it wasn't her turn so I started to stop and at that same moment a gray car came out of nowhere from the parking lot next to us. Even though I was already pretty much stopped the test lady yelled "STOP!" and then lectured me on how they only give licenses to people who pay attention. She made me finish the rest of the test then said that "I failed back there" when she had to tell me to stop the car. She then wrote on my paper that I failed because I gave the other person at the stop sign my right of way. -_-

What the hell? How did she even land that job?

Arsonnist 3

How did she even park that job?

It's the DMV, they live to make our lives suck. I think it's in the job description.

Damn, they sure can be picky. I remember my drivers test. Believe it or not, I hit one of the DMV workers within the first 2 minutes and still managed to pass.

Yaqui_fml 9

The lady that hands out the written tests at our DMV told me and my mom that even though her task was boring she'd rather do that than give driving tests any day. When we asked why she said that every person that handled the driving tests had been in at least 3 accidents each.

Badboy6 5

I think I'll speak for most people here, What a Bitch.