As I was skidding toward the stopped car I had the brake down to the floor. I didn't want to release then reapply because I didn't want to take the chance of accelerating. I covered my hand with my mouth when I was stopped and realized how close I was to the car (within inches, literally). I couldn't believe I never heard or felt the impact of cars crunching (I hate that sound).
The girl (one of the smiling faces - though I doubt she was smiling at the time) ran over as I rolled down my window. We quickly decided that I had, in fact, not hit the car and I drove away.
I was shaking for a while after and so relieved that I hadn't hit the car.
Way too close.
I really wanted to pull out my camera and document how close the cars were to each other but decided it probably wasn't appropriate so you'll have to make do with my diagrams.