Naturally when I woke up this morning and looked out the window I was annoyed at how much snow had fallen overnight, not because of the fact that I don’t have a snowbrush in my car, but more so because of the way people were going to be driving.
It’s not like I live in a place where it hardly ever snows, I live in Chicago. It can go from 70 degrees one day to 30 degrees and snowing the next, it’s ridiculous. So knowing how the weather here is you’d think that people would be semi-comfortable driving in the snow, but apparently not. It didn’t even snow that hard last night and people were still going 5 mph in a 35 zone. “Oh, well my car is rear wheel drive, so I have to go slow”, fuck you, you knew that the car was going to suck in the winter so go buy a beater to drive when it’s snowing. Ugh, I even left early for work today because I knew there would be idiots on the road, yet I was still late. And I couldn’t even see anything while driving, due to the lack of a snow brush in my car. I had to MacGyver one out of a t-shirt and a cardboard box, so I had extremely limited visibility yet still managed not get into an accident, which is more than I can say for at least 4 cars that I saw on the way to work.
I will give them the fact that some of the roads were a little slippery, but there was barely any snow on the ground!!! What are these people going to do when it actually snows instead of just flurries. I’m going to have to leave for work 2 hours early for a 30 minute drive. Now I wouldn’t have such a big problem with this if I lived somewhere where it didn’t snow very often, so when it did, people drove like idiots cause they aren’t used to it. But not in Chicago!! It snows like 9 out of 12 months here, people should have figured it out by now. Oh well, I guess on the plus side I have an excuse to call in sick now when I don’t feel like driving in the snow. Hopefully by this time next year we will be moved out west and never have to deal with another Chicago winter.