Had a job interview this morning, my dad has been bending over backwards to get me this interview with the company he works for and I finally hear back from them (it's taken 6 months and two previous interviews, and I still have a drug test and a physical test to do if I get hired). Just about to leave and am in no way in a rush as its only a 10-15 minute drive from the house if I take the 401. Well just as I'm leaving what do I hear? "401 has been shut down due to a major accident involving a tractor trailer roll over and fire" I flipped out, ran back upstairs to find another way to get there which at this point is going to be useless because any other way is going to be backed up. Mom phones to make sure I heard and that I had another way of getting there, hang up start driving half an hour later I'm only 3 minutes up the road from the house and freaking out because I'm going to be late and not get the job now. Phone mom, she says she'll call my dad's manager and he should be able to get in touch with the guy that was supposed to interview me and it wouldn't be looked down upon if I'm late.
She calls back, I still haven't moved, says everything is OK, they understand. I relax... slightly. Over an hour later I get there and the interview lasts 10-15mins... if even that.
Hop in the car, thinking I'm being smart I take the same way back as the other lane was clear coming in and I was sure the 401 was still clogged. Another hour until I finally pulled into the drive. I was spitting angry, as I was sure it was some jerk truck driver pushing his weight around on the highway that caused the accident as most truck drivers around here don't care if your beside them or not when they want to come over in your lane they just come on over and you better move quick.
To say the least I think I completely screwed up on the interview as I was so upset about being late and he didn't help with being so cold and stiff. Ugh, I can't stand people like that they make me nervous and I was nervous enough already.
So I check on some news sites to see what happened and wanting to confirm my thoughts. They haven't an idea yet what really went down but from what I have gathered the semi carrying the pigs was involved in a accident with a small car and a pick-up truck and some 50 pigs "spilled" onto the highway forcing police to close down both sides of the highway for over two hours so they could herd the pigs into another truck. Two of the people have been seriously injuried but there is no other news about it. I'm hoping they will be OK. I feel sorry for those poor pigs as well...
I feel awful for being so upset now when I think of those people that were involved and those poor pigs.