Personal Narrative: Working Without A Car

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A car is a really important thing to everyone. It’s how people get to work, it’s how people travel, it’s the main source for transportation.

Without a car all these thing would be difficult. I know. I had to get to work without a car and it was one of the most toughest times of my life working. I had to ride a scooter, a scooter goes around thirty-five to fifty miles per hour. The main roads I took were the highway which had a speed limit of sixty. I obviously was creating traffic every day. I would get nervous, angry and embarrassed. I always dreamed of having a nice car, I had a nice job but my only problem was saving money.

I get lucky, most days the weather is amazing. The downside of riding a scooter is rain. Slippers, dangerous, and
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In the back of my head I knew I would need a car sooner or later because a scooter is not a reliable transportation. I make around three hundred dollars a week, which is more than a minimal wage job, I am blessed. Within one day of my paycheck though I have spent around eighty percent of my paycheck. Thus leading to more and more problems. I keep telling myself next paycheck I will save. I grew up one day. I decided to start saving a bit of money and within a week I found a close friend of my parents who was selling a car. I ended up buying the car on the terms that I pay him five hundred dollars every month, something I could afford. The car was great, It had a bit of problems such as bad breaks, no AC, rust, and signs of age. I couldn’t complain though, I finally had a reliable transportation. I couldn’t of been any happier. I came to work on time everyday, rain didn’t stop me at all. Driving on the highway everyday I realised how grateful I was for having a car, how important it was to own one. You could go out with friends everyday to eat. You can pickup girlfriends to go watch a movie. You can do anything you want you’re free. Everything in life was going great until I starting my bad habit of spending again. I would spend my paycheck money on food, and entertainment. It came to the point where I couldn’t pay the original car owner, I would have to borrow money from family members, and even then I knew …show more content…
I spent it. Next week another paycheck, I spent that too. My phone bill hasn’t been paid in over 3 months due to no money. And I was having family problems. My car was my get away for all of this. I would go for random rides listening to music, contemplating. Until the recent accident. I woke up on a Sunday, told my parents I was heading to church but I just wanted to drive around. The weather was crazy, raining non stop. I was speeding and lost control on a turn, my car started spinning I over corrected, I panicked. My car ran into a ditch and hit a tree with hard force. The back of my car was destroyed. The frame, the bumper, the lights amd my wheel was stuck. The police came within thirty minutes. I got my crash report, the tow truck came and pulled me out. I headed home with my car trailing in the truck. I knew I messed up. I haven’t payed the owner in over a month, I haven’t payed for my phone bill, and I haven’t payed my family back. I had to end up selling everything I owned to make up for everything, losing my job in the process. This goes to show how important a car is. How important it is in everyday life. It gets you to your job, or it gets you to many

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