Caught in the excitement, I took my dad's car keys without his consent and decided to drive to the arena in Oakland with no driver's license. My plan was to drive to the arena in Oakland to watch my first NBA game with some friends. I knew what I have planned was wrong, dangerous, and illegal but there was no way I would take a crowded bus when it was around forty degrees with heavy rain. I was easily tempted to drive when my dad called and told me that he would be working overtime. Not realizing the consequences, I immediately ran to my dad's car cautiously.
Well we have Richie Haven, Ravi Shankar, Tim Hardin, Sweetwater, Bert Sommer, Melanie Safka, Arlo Guthrie, and Joan Baez. (“Woodstock”) The first person to play was supposed to be Sweetwater but they were stuck in traffic so Richie Havens had to open up the festival. Richie did not want to open the show and kept making up excuses but Michael Lang was not giving up he knew he could do it. At 5:07 pm he sucked it up and went out there and sang his spiritual heartwarming music. He was only suppose to do forty five minutes worth of songs but the crowd wanted more so he went back on stage and sang every song he knew.
The Wanderer- Original Writing I sat there on the bus, contemplating the abnormal events of the day and staring at the thick snow that lay outside. It was a long bus journey back to my house and I had a long time to spend with the not particularly talkative driver. I think the driver had become accustomed to my presence as I travelled on the bus every Friday night. He would always let me on the bus without charging me and wait for another ten minutes and see if anyone else got on, which they never did. I had not, for as long as I remember had a conversation with him, and had for a long time now forgotten the sound of his voice.
At captains practice was where I knew I was finally accep... ... middle of paper ... ...’t go to school or even practice. I was so sad because I knew I wouldn’t be able to play in the game that following day. It was game day. I was feeling the worse I have ever felt. I got to the bus to ride up with my team, but I was turned away so no one else got what my sickness was.
Laura, Allison, Kristen, Kierra, and I had all packed into my two-door death trap to get a snack at Dunkin Donoughts. Being the responsible upper classman, I made sure we left with ample time to get ready for the game. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough time in the world to help us with our disaster. We were stopped at a red light howling along to a Lenny Kravitz song, which I now hate, when Kristen nervously uttered,” Meg I think your car stopped running.” I confidently replied, “Nah!” Well, to my surprise, when I stepped on the gas, we didn’t go anywhere. All of a sudden, I began laughing hysterically and the rest of them chimed in, until, “BEEP” the light had turned green!
After I paid for my food I sat down to eat with Bridgette and Jessica, who were the two other seniors in the guard. Since I spent most of the hour that we had standing in line waiting to order plus the extra ten minutes I had to wait for the food, I had to quickly gobble down my pizza, before we had to get back on the road. We got back onto the bus, feeling ballooned, and we all wondered if we could fit into our uniforms. We still had at least another hour or two before we got to the hotel, so it was okay. I put my headphones back on my head, and decided to catch up on some shuteye.
After walking over 900 miles, Timmy got hungry so he decided to stop by Chick-fil-A to get a nice chicken dinner. When he was looking for what he was going to get, he spotted the seasonal menu. The seasonal menu consisted of all turkey entrees. After finding the turkey menu, he sprinted to the nearest Krispy Kreme to get a donut that for sure didn’t consist of any meat. After finishing his donut, he continued on his path to New York City.
New York City had a million colors I never noticed. I felt bad for the guy in the back, because I knew this was the cab ride from hell, so I decided to get off the freeway and leave him near a bus stop. We had a mutual unspoken agreement: I didn’t ask for money and he didn’t bother to give me any money. I decided it was time for me to get out of this confined space and go sit in Central Park. My peak was over and I knew this was the near end of my trip.
On this day we planned to go to Chicago to witness the world famous Chicago fireworks at Grant Park. After work, my buddies picked me up, in a rather unorthodox way, but let’s not get into that. We go on our merry way from Union to Elgin Metra Station. Running late, we are all annoyed by Elgin’s semi rush hour traffic. We reach the station, and low and behold, there has been a lovely one car accident blocking us from entering the parking lot.
To me there were no ground rules or ethics that was set among the company to have a smooth operating system. One particular accident that happen to me personally was when one day at the end of the day we were assigned to go meet some employees from Little Rock, Arkansas in Brinkley, Arkansas to swipe out cars. The place we meet up at was McDonald’s and of course I went in to get me something to eat and on the way back to Memphis they were working on the roads, which cause me to have some delay in my time getting back. As, I arrive back to Memphis at my job everyone was gone home for the day. The building was locked up and there was no way for me to clock out.