overwhelming at first, but there was an information desk that was there and I asked the clerk where I needed to be at. I asked the clerk what “room” I needed to be in and she proceeded to scold me that “this is the superior court, not a classroom. There are no rooms here there are departments.” Which I thought he attitude wasn’t needed because I clearly didn’t know what was going on and on top of that I expected common decency especially from a fellow City of Oakland employee. After learning what “department” I needed to be at, I took the elevator up and arrived at in the waiting area.
This is a fictional story from the perspective of a male in his early twenties
I sat there nervous , thinking this is it I have to do this ,It's now or never . I can feel the sweat coming down my forehead ,my hands also sweaty as I gripped the steering wheel.My shot at getting my drivers license was finally here . I can feel the driving instructor watch my every move . But let's go back a couple of weeks to the one day I decided I was ready to get behind the wheel . My 15th birthday , in my culture when a girl turns 15 they are coming into adult hood and there is a big celebration called Quinceañera. I was not to happy with the celebration all I really wished for was to have my own car . My parents on the other and it being tradition they didn't really ask for my opinion . After all what teenage girl didn't want to have
INTRODUCTION: In Sixteen and Through the Tunnel the authors talk about two people who have similar coming of age events that take place in their lives. The comparison of these two stories can help us better understand the themes and events in these stories. BODY: To start off at
Everyone has a coming of age experience in their lives at some point of time or another. A huge coming of age experience is starting to work, take responsibility for your actions and your life, as well as making your own money. I sat down and interviewed Starla on her training courses for her job and on her experiences. I asked her if she went to college or experienced any types of training for a job and If so what was it for, she calmly responded by saying ¨ Yes I went through 9-12 months of training and I trained for medical assistance.¨
Firstly, the entire reason many teens receive driver’s licenses is for the reason that they can be free. Taking the freedom from a teen is identical to imprisoning them. The statement is true since neither situation allows them to leave at their own whim. Secondly, teens obtain driver’s licenses for the reason that one might desire to clear their head, or remove themselves from an abusive family. Being able to escape is needed in one’s life, lest they wish to be trapped in their own regrets and shame. Escaping an abusive family is an absolute must, for the simple reason that is isn’t ethical to force them to stay. Finally, teens enjoy hanging out with friends. It’s a natural part of society to aspire to be with other people than their family from time to time. Parties remain an example of a piece of society that would be demolished if driver’s licenses were retrieved from teenagers until the completion of high school. This, along with the other two factors, stands the key reasons teens should retain their licenses once they obtain it at age
Coming of Age: A Thematic Unit Plan Everyone knows that growing up is not an easy thing to do. In fact, the teenage years can be one of the most tumultuous stages of a person’s life. Changes take place daily, making it seem as though a person has no control over his life. These years often are marked by feelings of insecurity, hostility, and uncertainty. Despite this, however, the fact remains that the teenage years also serve as a time of personal growth and maturation. Because these years are so important, it is my belief that schools would be wise to consider adding a unit devoted to the study of texts that chronicle this growth process. I believe that many students would benefit greatly from a curricular unit centered around
My parents are always leaving me at a stalemate. I’m involved in ASB activities and sports that demand most of my time. During the week, my mom is driving me back and forth to school several times a day. She also takes me to my practices and games every weekend. However, each ride is accompanied with complaints about how often I’m required to go to school for my extracurriculars. With a questioning glance, she asks, “Do you really need to go to practice today?” I then immediately retort, “Well duh. If you were listening, you would’ve realized that I’ve told you it’s mandatory a hundred damn times.” Or at least I wish I could say that. Instead, I respond with a lame “sorry for causing you trouble.” Times like these make me wonder why I was encouraged to get involved in extracurricular activities in the first place. Surely she must have realized that I’m not going to drive myself to these places? After all, I can’t even drive. Which is another thing that pisses me off. My parents constantly complain about giving rides to me, even though they know that it’s unavoidable. I’m nearly sixteen years old and I spend a lot of time outside and yet, that’s still not enough for them. I could have received my driver’s permit by now, but my parents claim that it’s unnecessary. Unnecessary my ass. Complaints and a reluctant tone tell me otherwise. These type of complaints make me reconsider starting a community service club. I want to benefit others, but it’s obviously not
As human beings,aging is normal. The older we become, the more we need to consider about our purpose as an adult. When I was in grade school, I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up and why. That question didn’t have importance before but now, graduating
This book is placed in the genre new adult fiction that is a newer genre of fiction with protagonists in the 18–30 age bracket which does not fit this book since the protagonist at the end might have reached 18. It is a better fit in the young adult genre. The author does not give the reader any idea regarding when in time the story takes place or the protagonist's actual age. It is after indoor bathrooms but before cell phones, my guess is the 70’s and/or the 80’s. I must admit I am a bit biased since most of it takes place in MI where I am from it is such a beautiful state.
This makes the test very thorough, they stated. and for my grandfather, that was and even compromised in any of his skill sets needed to drive safely, difficult to pass. However, if his results of testing are less than satisfactory, they will be forwarded to the State Bureau of Motor Vehicles with a recommendation to recall the privileges of my Grandfathers test and deny driving privileges of his driver's license.
The journey of a person’s coming of age is influenced by many, many factors. Economic status, race, gender, geographic location, religion, and sexuality all play large roles in shaping our personalities and our experiences, but it really all comes down to one very important aspect. Family and the people we interact with. Those closest to us have the most influence on us. The decisions we make, the way we feel, how we act, even leading up to our personalities and how we answer the question we are always asked once we hit young adulthood, “Who are you?”; these all depend on who we surround ourselves with, what those people contribute, and what we take away from them. Different factors include the size of the family, birth order, support and
When I was a little girl, I lived partly in my tiny house in Sammamish and partly in my imagination. I was content spending whole afternoons by myself, drawing picture books about wolves and daydreaming. It wasn’t until my first year of middle school that I found out I wasn’t like a lot of the other girls. I had some friends that I enjoyed hanging out with, but I didn’t understand why I felt drained after spending the day at the mall with them. They didn’t seem to need the alone time I craved so I told myself they were “normal” and I should be more like them.
"Happy Birthday", my mom screamed out and scared me the morning of June 9. But it was surprising and nice of her since she wished me before anyone else. It was my eighteen birthday and it was my day. While looking out the big windows in my room, I thought to myself, I will do what satisfies me today, but wasn't quite sure what? I didn’t receive any calls from my friends, or other relatives. Nobody was home either besides my mom with whom I can’t make plans because she got her own work to do. It depressed me because it seemed like this was going to be one boring eighteen birthday.
Cell Phones One of the most common distractions that occurs while behind the wheel is drivers using their cell phones. People will call, text, Snapchat, change the music, adjust the map, and even play games on their phone while they are driving. During the Pokemon Go fad, players would try to “catch” the Pokemon while behind the wheel. Picture an avid Pokemon Go player driving along the highway, they remember that Aberdeen Grocery is a place where they can find a plethora of Pikachus. So the player is driving along while