Question 23: When your driving instructor falls asleep while you’re on the wheel during your 4th practical driving lesson, it means:
a) he’s not a good instructor.
b) you’re quite a good driver.
c) all the motorists on Singapore roads are good drivers.
d) no motorists on Singapore roads that are good drivers.
It is, of course a trick question, meant to analyse a student driver’s state of mind more than his ability to recognise road regulations.
If you pick answer A, you’re a typical Singaporean who likes to complain and no doubt will call up the driving school to tell on the poor guy.
If you pick answer B, you’re too damn full of yourself.
If you pick answer C, you’re dangerously optimistic about life and should never be granted a driving license.
If you pick answer D, you may have deduced that given the quality of instruction as has prompted the creation of this question, one can safely assume there can be no such thing as a good driver.
FYI, this happened to me just this morning. I reserve my right to withhold the details of the lesson, only because it turned out to be quite a peaceful drive which I wouldn’t mind having more often.