Thursday, May 01, 2008
On this day, Thursday 1st of May 2008, the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Melancholicus finally passed the Irish driving test. Not before time, this being his fifth attempt.
This means he can now exchage his provisional licence (the green one) for a full driving licence (the red one). He has already removed the learner plates from his car, informed his insurance company of the happy event, and once he obtains his full licence he will be able to drive freely on motorways without having to worry about being stopped by the police.
He is most grateful to those who prayed for a happy outcome in this matter, and not least to almighty God, who this year has showered His blessings so abundantly on this undeserving sinner that Melancholicus feels that some special work undertaken in gratitude to God is now in order.
Deo gratias, alleluia. Such a weight has been lifted from these groaning shoulders.