The DVLA is absolutely hopeless, and should be abolished. To add my 6p worth - now there is no road tax disc, it is not always possible to remember when it is due ( especially if you have a few vehicles ). At least it used to be staring at you from the windscreen every time you drove. You can't rely on DVLA to tell you when it is due for renewal - what you can rely on though is for them to send you a hefty fine if you forget . Today - I was thinking to myself - one of my bikes might be due for renewal at end of March but I have had no reminder -I will check on line. Result - DVLA says it is SORN ( which it was in Sept 2015 ) but I taxed it on-line on 4th Oct 2015 for 6 months. AND I printed off the DVLA Confirmation, AND I checked that they took the money from my Bank account. As it happens I have not used the bike since I taxed it due to mechanical problem, but if I had, and been spotted by ANPR or stopped by Police, what a palaver that would have involved in sorting that one. As it is I just now need to calm down before I phone the most unhelpful Government Dept ever invented and ask for my money back............... fat chance I know.
When we begin to acquire a new physical skill through repetition, our nervous system creates new neural pathways. Here’s an example: when we practice something like catching a ruler over and over again, all the members of that neural pathway (eye, brain, muscles) become more well-connected and efficient. This phenomenon is often referred to as muscle memory. However, no matter how good your muscle memory for this task becomes, it will always take some time for the falling ruler to travel as a message from your eyes to your brain and from your brain to your fingers!
I have also found that Frankl’s idea that suffering can have meaning helps me understand the behavior of people I know. I have a friend named Jim who was always poor and did not have much of a family—only a stepmother who never cared for him as much as for her own children. What Jim did have, though, was determination. He worked two jobs to save money to go to school, and then worked and went to school at the same time. The fact that his life was hard seemed to make him bear down all the more. On the other hand, I can think of a man in my neighborhood who for all the years I've known him has done nothing with his life. He spends whole days smoking and looking at cars going by. He is a burned-out case. Somewhere in the past his problems must have become too much for him, and he gave up. He could have found meaning in his life by deciding to fight his troubles like Jim, but he didn't, and now he is a sad shadow of a man. Without determination and the desire to face his hardships, he lost his chance to make his life meaningful.