Hung-over most mornings.

Responsible for pressing passenger-side brake pedal if situation warrants.

Falls asleep during ritual showing of drunk-driving-carnage films.

Goes to trouble of looking back along with student during parallel-parking exercise.

Has seen it all.

Resists temptation to flirt too overtly with attractive female students.

Can be lulled into telling Vietnam War stories to interested students who have won his trust.

Can be found most Sunday afternoons at the Fireside Lounge.

On-again, off-again relationship with Vera, dancer at the Torchlight.

Dreams of returning to L.A.

Drives to forget.