Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Friday, January 21, 2005

I thought that Oregon drivers were dangerous when it snowed, but they don't hold a candle to drivers in North Carolina. One inch of snow, and suddenly everything shuts down, 3,000 kids were stranded in schools overnight, seven hour commutes to go eight miles, etc. They complained that the snow turned to ice. Of course it's going to turn to ice if you sit still and the exhaust from your car melts the snow. It's going to freeze again.

I was staying with my sister and her husband in Salem, Oregon way back in 1977, and they had their first real snow in seven years. It accumulated almost an inch. You'd think the world was coming to an end. We stood at the window and laughed so hard at the couple across the street. He was from California, his wife was from Alaska. So he gets the car stuck trying to get out of the driveway to go to work. This moron has his wife out there putting chains on the car instead of doing it himself. I guess he didn't want to get his suit wet. Then, the real capper, was when he told his wife to just put a chain on the left rear tire, "because that's the one that was spinning." When she got that one on, he gunned the engine and almost fishtailed over the top of his wife. She had to run up in our yard to get out of his way.

Some people just shouldn't live where it could snow.

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