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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, December 22nd, 2008 09:27 am
mrrr

The office is closed today; I knew this earlier today before I trekked out on my commute, but I slogged through the snow to catch a bus because I have a soft deadline today and a couple other fires burning.

Some good came of it already: I helped un-stick a couple drivers trying to traverse largely uncleared roads. Both were in rear-wheel drives with no chains; one in an SUV with his wife ("Here, have your wife drive for a second, and you and I will push." "She doesn't know to drive." "OK, you either teach her, or she comes out here with me." "OK, I teach."). Normally, I give the benefit of the doubt and assume in cases like this that these people needed to get somewhere and had no other options; but in the half-mile walk to the stop I saw so many vehicles spinning that it was a bit of an effort not to conclude that sometimes, folks are just idiots.

There are maybe 3 people here today, so I think I'll write a few letters and eat the cost of an extension, and go home (after making one or two shopping errands).

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danger0usbeans
danger0usbeans
Dangerous Beans
Monday, December 22nd, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)

I'm voting for people being idiots. Someone in a very low car (mid-80's sedan of some kind) thought they were driving somewhere and managed to get out of the apartment complex parking lot before abandoning their car in the middle of Division. I *need* to get us some more groceries today, so I'm taking the bus later.


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polarbear
polarbear
No Time For Love, Dr. Jones
Monday, December 22nd, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)

"It's a work day, the roads must be clear!"


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wuweibaby
wuweibaby
touching now
Monday, December 22nd, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)

what about an american's sense of adventure??

just where would we be if the pioneers went OMG SNOES! and never trekked across the plains and the rockies to the oregon trail?

i'll tell you where we'd be, buster. missouri. that's where.


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rainblogger
rainblogger
rainblogger
Monday, December 22nd, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)

Seeing a lot of the same idiocy up here in Seattle. It's truly amazing. But, it's hard to judge given that I grew up in the mountains, without 4WD and learned to drive in sudden snowstorms on windy mountain roads.

I am loving the snow, regardless. It's one of the things I miss being in the PNW. I feel like I just got energized for at least a couple of years of winter. :-)

Be safe!


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