It's more disappointment at the failure to use common sense.
It's not uncommon for people age 17 to 23 to be easily influenced and to demonstrate really poor judgement.
But at 18 we're all considered legal adults. We can vote people into positions of power, fight and die in a foreign wars, inherit stuff from dead people, etc.. But somehow we can't drink alcohol at 18, so there's that (mainly due to the judgement issue).
Public transport in the US comparatively sucks (trains, street cars, bus transport, taxis) are just not as good as in places like Europe, etc.
So Stonum can't get from point A to B. His driver's license is revoked and he's on special probation terms from prior violations. What's the guy supposed to do?
a.) Take a risk, drive the car to the appointment anyway
b.) Get ready an hour earlier and call a taxi
c.) Get ready an hour earlier, call a different friend or contact to give him a ride.
d.) Get ready an hour earlier, take a bus ride
e.) Stay at home and try to reschedule the appointment.
Selecting A. has a good probability of serious consequences.
Selecting just about ever other option above has consequences too, but none as severe as A.
Not doing A is common sense.