By Chris Adams
Almost 2 years ago I was in a car accident that was entirely my fault. I was at a bar waiting to go up to do comedy, my life at the time was in ruins . I was almost out of money, I didn't have a job, I would have probably lost my apartment, and I thought my career was over. I drank that night with a devil may care attitude because I thought nothing was ever going to work out. I don't remember getting into my car, something I would have never done under most conditions. I knew all the warnings about drinking and driving and I even though I wasn't perfect I usually listened to them. That night I was not in my right mind I was blackout drunk, I don't even getting into my car. The only memory I have is flames being all around me. The next thing I knew I was in handcuffs in the back of a police car. The officer in the passenger side had informed me that I was lucky to be alive. Someone, an angel, had called in the accident and reported flames in the car. The police had managed to rescue me from my vehicle and had informed me that if it had just been 10 minutes longer I would have burned alive. At that moment I hid tears in by turning my face away from these police officers. I was both embarrassed and grateful all at the same time. I thanked them profusely for saving me and apologized for being stupid. I mentioned I was a comedian, they said I had already told them that and they laughed when I told them a joke. I'm not sure if it was petty laughs but I didn't care, I just wanted to diffuse the situation. I've paid for this decision for the better part of two years but I'm proud to say that I have finished all my court ordered punishments and even though it was a tragic night, I'm happy to have lived through and learned from that experience.