One day after high school band practice, Sally told me to hop on the hood of her car, and she would give me a ride to the band hall since she knew I loved to do this. My parents had forbidden me from doing so, of course, because of the danger. I hopped on, without a thought, holding onto my sax with both hands. Unfortunately, Sally hit the gas a little harder than I expected. Instead of grabbing the hood I held onto my beloved saxophone The next thing I knew I awoke in the emergency room with a doctor cutting my clothes off. My doctor had a very serious expression on his face when he told me he was glad I was waking up. He said I had been unconscious for almost an hour. My mind was fuzzy, but I knew I was going to be in trouble with my father.
I had no idea that I had much more serious trouble ahead that would impact my life as an adult.
Watch this guy riding on the car! It looks as though he was much luckier.