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    Hollz Posts: 13, Reputation: 1
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    #1

    Apr 25, 2021, 08:18 AM
    Don't Know What to Say
    Hello,

    I'm really sorry, this probably sounds like a beyond dumb question. Basically, in a nutshell, I have severe anxiety disorders and have been dependent on my parents for help with most things for many years but I'm trying really hard to establish a better sense of independence so I'm asking the internet for help/advice so I can do this myself instead of getting them to do it on my behalf bla...bla...bla...

    Anyways...

    I want to book a driving lesson, I've found a teacher near me that I like the look of and am keen to learn with but now I have to initiate contact by sending her a message and I'm not exactly sure what to say/how to word it? Does just saying "Hello, do you have any lessons available?" sound ok? (It's a contact form so already got my name and contact info.)
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    Apr 25, 2021, 10:03 AM
    Maybe begin by messaging the driving teacher, "I am eager to learn how to drive and become more independent. Do you have room in your schedule to take on a new student?"

    Along the way, she does need to know about your anxiety issues.

    May I ask your age?
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    talaniman Posts: 54,328, Reputation: 10855
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    Apr 25, 2021, 02:17 PM
    If I remember right you should be twenty or so. In college? I think you already have a good approach but maybe lack CONFIDENCE?
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    Apr 25, 2021, 10:35 PM
    I'm not exactly sure what to say/how to word it?
    Get excided about it. receiving a $100 tip for delivering a pizza excited.
    Talk to her like your talking to a friend, somebody you've known for years.
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    #5

    Apr 26, 2021, 09:51 AM
    Hiya,

    Thank you for your reply!

    I know that I need to disclose it and was planning to do it the first time we met...Do you think that's kicking it too far down the road?

    I'm 20 :)

    Thank you for your answer! :)

    I am 20, but not in college.

    Confidence isn't really my strong suit lol.

    I guess I'm gonna have to develop some actual social skills then lol (I do have some, just a bit out of practice more than anything).
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    Apr 26, 2021, 09:55 AM
    Write down what you want to say, and practice it in front of a mirror.
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    #7

    Apr 26, 2021, 09:59 AM
    Yeah, that's a good idea! Thank youu :)

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