Long, but worth the read.
Today, I went collecting on my paper route with my best friend, and practically sister, Maria. We went to this old mans house, who happened to be a smoker, and he was on a walker. It took him a while to answer the door, and when he did he told us to come in so he could give us our money. We walked into the kitchen and he sat down, and as he was counting the quarters, he started talking about drunk drivers, and how we should never become one. He told us that a while ago, he got hit by a drunk driver. He handed us pictures, and they were of his car after the accident. The drivers side of the car was completely smashed in, and the frame of the car was split in two. The driver had also hit another person, and the driver was going around 70 miles an hour. He told us that it took almost 40 minutes to get him out of the car, because his legs were smashed into the dashboard. He said that the fireman that pulled him out thought he was dead because there was blood all over the pavement and tires, and he explained that was how they ruled out a fatal car accident. The fireman finally pulled him out of the car and got him on a strecther, thinking he was dead. (Also, the fireman and the old man were good friends). The fireman went to the hospital to finish his reports, and he came into the room where the old man was, and the old man was alive. The doctors had said that it was a miracle that he survived. The fireman asked him if he knew what happened because they could not figure it out since all 3 cars were facing the same way. The old man said he had never lost conciousness. Now, the old man has to be on a walker because he lost all feeling in his legs below his knees. He can move the muscles with his brain, but he has to have the walker to make sure his feet are functioning right. I thought he was like this because he smoked, and there was something wrong with him.
Today, I learned that a bad mistake, can ruin someone's life, and change it forever, and I learned that I should not judge people, if I don't know the condition that they are in.