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Accident Essay

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The summer of 1999 I had just started working at Village Oaks Elementary as a Co-op student. I had always wanted to work at Village Oaks only because I had gone there for 3rd and 4th grade. On Aug 16th, 1999 I got up extra early to get to work early, I got up at 6 A.M because I had to be at work by 8 A.M. While I was getting ready my left eye started twitching. As I remembered, my mom told me that it's a bad thing if your left eye starts twitching. I never did believe her about that. So as I continued to get ready, and then had breakfast. After breakfast I got in my car and went to work. I knew Mr. Brown (principal) would be happy if I had gotten to school early to show him that I really wanted this job and was willing to do anything. I got to Village Oaks at around 7:45 A.M. As I was answering the phones that were ringing off the hook, due to all the parents wanting to know when school would start again my left eye started twitching even faster. I didn't know what to do. I got scared. This has never happened to me before. I didn't know what to think, it could be anything. I kept on rubbing my left eye just to see if it would get better. Which it didn't so I continued working, making copies, answering phone calls, greeting the parents, and filing new students files in the drawers. When a parent came in to find out what the school hours would be for next year, she kept on looking at my eye but didn't ask what was wrong. Then she finally asked me about my eye, and she said, "What's wrong with your eye it's all red?" I told her I had gotten something in my eye and I'll be ok. It was 2:45 P.M. I only had 15 more minutes to work till I could go home, I was happy. It was a long day only because it was my first day. The phones got quite around 2:45 P.M and no one was calling. Then all of a sudden the phone started ringing, I look over at the caller ID it was my brother. He wanted me to go to Hillers after work and get some milk for the house because we had ran out of it. So I told him I would be home around 4:30 P.M. or so because I wanted to drive around due to the long day at work. It was 3:00 P.M. when I was about to leave when Mr. Brown came to me and congratulated me on surviving the first day. He asked me If I wanted to quit yet, I told him no I liked the job and wanted to keep it. As he was telling me that the job will get easier and much more exciting my left eye started twitching even more. I was scared even more because I was about to get into my car and it could be anything. Then I got in my car and started to drive away. I was heading towards Hillers. I had been working from 8-3 so I decided that I'd just drive around. I was on Haggerty going towards 10mile. The traffic was horrible....

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