God fucking damn it why me?
This shit always happens to me I swear to god. So I had my class 6 test today. I'm extremely confident on my Ducati so I wasn't worried at all. I live downtown but took the test in Surrey as I grew up in Delta. So I rode out early this morning, road around surrey shoulder checking, going slow and getting honked at. All is well, I took PRS in Feb so I stopped by right before my check in time at ICBC to ask a few questions on right hand turn, deep checks etc... Catch up with the guys there get some good advice and head out to the bike. License plate is gone.
It was stolen yesterday apparently when my buddy took my Duc out (he had recently crashed his GSXR). Fuck, I'm starting to panic now, I'm supposed to check in, so I call up the non emergency number for surrey desperate to get a file claimed so I can rush off to get a new plate. Onhold... You live in Vancouver? you need the vancouver branch! here's the number. Shit! ok call next number. Onhold... Hi! oh you think it was stolen in North Vancouver? Here's the number for the North Vancouver branch. Oh fuck come on >_<. Onhold... Hi! North Vancouver branch, you don't know exactly where it was stolen? ok you need to call the Vancovuer branch. I just called them, they said to call you. No you need to call them. FUCK!!! FUCKASFMASF:ASM! Onhold... Hello Vanc... OK LISTEN! I've been on the phone for way too long! *explains situation* Ok sir we've put in a ticket and claim on that, you can get a new licence plate in an hour... WHAT... WHAT!?!?! 10 mins to the test, I haven't checked in yet... SHIT.
Chris at PRS suggested me taking one of the Sherpas, crap... Sherpa is very different to Ducati.. no time to practise... luckily they still let me take the test even though I was late. I was so nervous... I'm a very nervous and shy person by nature and the situation did not help at all! I got off the bike at the end and said "I failed didn't I..." I just had that feeling I did very poorly. You passed, with only one nick too... WOO! Ok day's getting better! head off to BCAA to get a new license plate so I can ride home and get to work. Sorry sir you need the original insurance documents to get a new plate these are photocopied... But I live in Vancouver! Sorry sir. Ride home without plates, on the way home 4 people got out of their cars to tell me I had no plates, luckily none of them were cops. What a god damn day, I didn't get to eat till 4... and I have a massive headache.
BUT! Now I can legally crash at night! kick ass!