We attended part 1 of the mandatory risk education yesterday and it was actually a waste of time. Nothing new was mentioned that we didn’t know before so I don’t really get why it’s mandatory. I can see how it might be more useful when you’re 17-18 years old and have less life experience in general (but even then it’s a bit iffy) but there were people in all ages in the class and I’m sure most of them found it pretty useless. The seminar went on for 3 hours and at least where we went it was 600 SEK.
When driving down to Malmö Simon stopped by the driving school I had spoken to earlier on the phone about taking lessons in English (which I was told wasn’t a problem). The girl in the reception answered Simon in Swedish when he addressed her in English. When he told her (in Swedish) that his Swedish wasn’t very good and asked her if she could speak English she continued talking in Swedish (!). There was a driving instructor there too and Simon was told by him that they don’t do lessons in English. Go figure…
We’re now looking to see if there is any other driving school in the Malmö area willing to give Simon one or two driving lessons in English and possibly also help him with part 2 of the risk education, the skid road. It seems like he, if he can’t do it that way, has to bring an interpreter to that too (that he has to arrange for himself) which would mean I have to help out again.
Who said anything in life should be easy…..driving license, move to Sweden, risk education, theory