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Why I hate Winter…

08 Dec

This –

DSCN0447Is 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 –

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Revy loooooves Mr. Right Toasty!

 

 

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16 responses to “Why I hate Winter…

  1. Twindaddy

    December 8, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    It’s not me a worry about while driving in the snow. It’s the other idiots out there. And the people in 4WD SUV’s piss me off.

     
    • Sofia Leo

      December 9, 2013 at 8:34 am

      You and me, both! Their sense of entitlement really rankles…

       
      • Twindaddy

        December 9, 2013 at 8:40 am

        Yes, it does.

         
  2. Annie Chace

    December 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Reblogged this on Parrots, Prose, and Poetry and commented:
    I’m not a winter fan, either!

     
    • Sofia Leo

      December 9, 2013 at 8:34 am

      Thank you for the re-blog!

       
  3. The Cutter

    December 8, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I don’t mind driving in the snow. I mind other people driving in the snow.

     
    • Sofia Leo

      December 9, 2013 at 8:34 am

      Exactly! It’s not like this was unexpected. People who don’t know how to drive in the snow or who are not equipped to drive on ice and snow could have stocked up on supplies and stayed the fuck at home, leaving the roads clear for people like me who had no choice but to be out. Gaaaahhhhhhh!

       
      • The Cutter

        December 9, 2013 at 9:13 am

        Although I could also do without the frantic rush to the supermarket also.

         
      • Sofia Leo

        December 9, 2013 at 9:20 am

        I know, right? With all of the electronic gadgetry we all have, people STILL don’t see a storm coming and stock up well in advance? I wish I knew what they were thinking. No, maybe I don’t want to know – The Stupid would just make me mad…

         
  4. Awana

    December 9, 2013 at 12:22 am

    …as he should!!

    Three cans for a buck chili? What a fabulous description of grossness, never mind the stupidity…

     
    • Sofia Leo

      December 9, 2013 at 8:33 am

      You know Bi-Mart always has sales on crappy, unhealthy food and the rednecks flock there to buy it by the case. Gross, but whatever.

       
  5. behindthemaskofabuse

    December 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    We feel your pain up here too!

     

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