A Day when Luck Prevailed
That Tuesday seemed just like any other day though it was one of the most important days of my life. I work up at the crack of dawn and hurriedly prepared myself because I was to go for an interview whose positive response would change my life. The interview meant a lot to me especially at that time when I had been jobless for quite a long time. The previous night had been one of my longest nights, spending several hours rehearsing and formulating imaginary questions in my mind. Vivid images of my interviewer sitting in front of me kept running through my mind. I believed in myself and knew deep inside that I could achieve whatever I wanted.
After spending a few hours preparing myself, I went to the bust station so that I could catch the earliest bus to town. There were quite a few buses that went to town daily from my hometown and that is the reason why one had to be early enough to catch one of the earliest buses. I waited for a few hours and was filled with joy when one of the buses that went to town arrived. I boarded the bus with my heart still leaping with joy. As soon as the bus started going, I realized that the driver was driving at a pretty high speed. I and other passengers started complaining and asking him to reduce the speed but the driver could not heed to our wishes.
I felt so sad and suddenly had a bad feeling deep inside. No sooner had I realized what was happening than I saw our bus skidding and falling sideways. I heard the anguish cries of my fellow passengers and children crying for help. No sound could come through my mouth despite everything that was happening. I guess I was shocked and could not believe what I had just seen. I saw a child who was seated beside me crying in pain and felt touched. I immediately carried the child and got out of the bus through the window.
So many people and reporters had surrounded our bus and were asking several questions regarding the accident. I answered where I could and told them that I had to be in town for an interview despite what had just happened. Many people were shocked to hear that and advised me not to go in the situation I was in. First of all my clothes were tattered and one of my shirt sleeves had blood stains. Despite their warning, I decided to board another bus heading to town and went for the interview.
The interviewing committee was shocked when I entered and informed them that I was there for an interview. I explained to them what had happened and why I was in that situation. I could tell that some of them understood while some still believed that it was a mistake for me to come for an interview in that situation. Despite all that, they decided to ask me a few interview questions which I answered confidently.
One of the questions that I was asked is to talk about myself and I told them that I was a very determined person who had to accomplish whatever task at hand despite the situation that I was in. The biggest surprise of my life is when the committee informed me that I had passed my interview and had landed myself my dream job. That was the luckiest day that I will live to remember.