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I am glad that you guys posted this thread. I had it in mind when I left this morning, and as I came to a stop sign to make a right turn, a woman turned at an accelerated rate to make the small incline in her right turn and began to slide right into me. Because of the thread I was paying more attention, and was able to get over just enough to avoid her oncoming and unexpected slide. I donít know what that nasty look was on her face but I was almost over as far one can go at a stop sign to make a right turn, and I wasnít the one driving her vehicle. She was one doing the sideward accelerated fish tailing.
Glad you were able to avoid the accident Spring~Fields. I bet the nasty look was because she didn't think the slide was anything to worry about. Those are the drivers that scare me because they just don't get it. Anyone that gets a speeding ticket when the roads are bad deserves whatever fine they get. Just gotta do everything slower, anticipate things sooner, and be prepared for things like black ice. It's not that hard. It's times like this I kinda wish driving in snow could be part of driving tests.
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."
Cincinnati's reaction to snow is nothing compared to San Antonio's reaction to snow. It hasn't snowed more than a trace here in more than a decade. The prospect of a trace of snow is guaranteed to dominate the first ten minutes of a local newscast for days in advance.
Heck, the fact that we're having temperatures in the 20s (lowest sustained temps since the 80s) with no precipitation whatsoever is worth at least 5 minutes of news time in every local newscast.
It's all relative. I'm just glad it was finally cold enough to justify using my fireplace.
The day before I was going to write how the drivers in Springfield seem to act as if they are new and lost in this old town when the weather changes, so maybe it was uncomplimentary thoughts and the "law of attraction".
Last edited by Spring~Fields; 01-08-2010 at 01:42 PM.
I wasn't worried about snow yesterday. I WAS worried about sitting idle in traffic for hours. I've had that happen twice since I moved here and I'm just not doing it anymore if I can avoid it.
Pots and Kettles
The weather people were having snowgasms this week.
I've never seen schools close the night before. I'm shocked that schools are closed today. The roads are fine.
Pots and Kettles
haha love this thread.
It's the same here in England. We have probably had the coldest weather for around 30 years. Its insane how the media are covering it. Every news broadcast is about the snow (even had a 1 hour special the other night) people panic buying from the shops etc
It usually snows for a few hours causes mayhem and then melts. Not this time as temps have remained below zero for a week now.
Monday half of the people could get into work (maybe 2-3 inch of snow by then)
heres what i'm talking about
It was 10 degrees F in Syracuse today, but we inaugurated a mayor anyway.