I was scheduled to have an interview at Panera in the afternoon after I was supposed to pick my brother and cousin from school. As I pulled up to the school circle drive my cousin and brother decided to run up and jump on to the hood of my car. Luckily I wasn’t driving very fast. I thought, “Okay, no problem. I’ll just give them a lift to their bags a bit up the drive.” I went slowly and it was fine. Mind you, these boys were in 8th grade and I should have known this wasn’t going to end well. As I came to their bags and started to stop the car my cousin jumped from the hood off to the side and my brother jumped from the hood only aiming for the front of the car and not the side. As I slammed on my brakes I realized that my brother had landed just slightly to the left and only his shoe was run down by my tire. The tire only scraped the side of his shoe and drew a little blood from his ankle. Well, this was a full-on public school with hundreds of children — everyone freaked out. The police were called, the fire department was called and an ambulance was called. We had to wait in the principal’s office until our parents came. The cops had to question everyone in my car, which included a sister and another cousin, I think. The cop pulled me into his car and gave me a talking to. He told me that normally they would have to write up a report about it but since we were family and it was not done maliciously then they would let it go. While we were waiting for all this to process I had to call Panera to tell them I needed to reschedule the interview because I was involved in an accident. I didn’t know how else to put it. They were happy to do so. Well, when I went in for the interview the lady doing it asked how the accident went and what happened. So I told her, because I couldn’t lie. She raised her eye brows at me and I didn’t know what to say so we just moved on to the interview. She never called me back.
Hana – TX