It was rather funny! It is a University town, so there are a lot of Japanese students there studying various things...we had a lot of Piano and violin students from Japan, and I think there were probably several in other fields as well, but the Japanese students were notorious for being bad drivers. I don't know what the process is in Japan to get a license, but either it's much easier, or their rules are really different. I guess the guy wasn't at all bothered that he had failed for the 3rd time and had to wait for a few months before being allowed to come back....I don't think I'd have found it at all funny in his position. And his friend didn't seem amused either. He had borrowed his friend's car for the exam, and of course the friend had to wait there while he did it...I got the impression he was getting impatient that he was spending so much of his time at the DMV. That's how I knew it was his 3rd time taking the test....the friend was telling us all about it. But the examiner stormed in...white as a sheet and looking visibly shaken, and she's running down a very extensive list of mistakes and she was NOT happy that she had been subjected to it. I felt SO bad for her...and then to have to go right out and get in another car, with another foreigner, who may or may not have a clue what the laws are regarding driving in the US....yikes. I really think that's why his test was so short. Compared to the last guy, I'm sure his driving seemed like a dream!I didn't feel ready on my 16th birthday, either, so I waited until 6 months later to get it.
OMG, I am laughing at the guy who was ahead of your husband at the DMV! It's like the guy was trolling the examiner. Then he came back into the facility laughing while the examiner is yelling at the guy. I know it's wrong, but I think that's hilarious.
ETA: I'm caught up!! Yay!!! One more thread to catch up on before I start on TRs...well, except my own TR. I'm trying to work on that one regularly.