Is one of the many reasons I hate Winter. That’s my car with chains on the front. We have ~6″ of packed snow on the roads. For whatever reason said roads are not being plowed. Oh, sure, they’ve scattered a bit of gravel about, but the roads look more like mashed potatoes with pepper than well-sanded car avenues.
That’s all well and fine. Maybe plowing isn’t in the budget. Whatever. No, my complaint is about the assholes that should not be on the roads. My Mama didn’t raise a fool – if the log trucks AND the UPS trucks are chained up, you better get home or put on chains yourself because those suicide jockeys don’t waste time putting chains on until the situation is dire.
I chained up in the Bi-Mart parking lot Friday afternoon. I had to go buy new boots because I noticed on Thursday night the rubber had finally cracked on the old ones, negating their waterproof qualities. Believe me, I didn’t want to be out driving in the snow!
Two cars almost hit me as I was putting on the fancy “European Hoop Style” tire chains. Really? There’s 4 inches of snow on the ground and you’re driving like it’s a bright Summer day, blasting out from between cars to get that much closer to the door? I guess the 3 cans for a buck chili deal was too hot to refuse.
Whatever. I took the back road home as there should have been fewer people on it, but no. They were passing me! And giving me rude gestures! Srsly? WTF is wrong with people? What is the rush all about?
Since then I’ve had to go out twice and both times people were driving way too fast. The roads are now packed snow and ice. Plenty slippery. I drive a really small car. I don’t want some asshole in a SUV to push me off the road because he thinks 4WD means Can Go Anywhere at Any Speed. Gaaaahhhhh!
Just fucking go home and let me creep along in peace.
To top it all off, the water is frozen. It’s a long story that I’ll post tomorrow. Here’s a cute picture of a cat enjoying Mr. Right Toasty –