Saturday, December 17th, 2016
We got hit with snow this week when we were expecting freezing rain and the forecast changed the day before but everyone went on with their day despite the warning. Now the school districts regret not cancelling that day because students were stranded at school and buses had a hard time getting to the schools and bringing home the students. Because it doesn’t snow often here, our town isn’t equipped for snow and because they don’t do anything to the roads to make them safe to drive on, it’s unsafe to drive and our area is full of hills. Luckily where I live there are no hills but I had to drive up a hill the other day when I took another route to avoid traffic and I did get stuck a few times but was able to keep moving and no one slid down the hill close my my house. but it took me nearly 45 minutes to get home when in fact it takes me twenty minutes. Traffic had just gotten bad around 3:30 when I was coming back. So that day I decided to take the train to work and left early and got there in time for work and I was so glad I didn’t drive because the freeway was all backed up and I heard about a bunch of collisions happening and people leaving their cars because they got stuck on ice. It took my brother three hours to get home from his work. Now it’s snowing again and we are supposed to have our employee Christmas party but I see it’s melting now because the ground had warmed up and the new snow is melting. But here are some videos.
Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
Yes this is how you drive in the snow folks.
The driver in the video mentions the other video I had posted in my last post. After that video had went viral and became the laughing stock for how we handle the snow and drive in it, everyone is now being super cautious about driving. I guess tough love and shame does work or was it a coincidence?
Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
This was taken in January 2007 right before I moved here. It only snowed three inches and this was taken from top of an apartment building by a third grade teacher.
When I first saw the shorter version of this video, I thought it was all fake because it was like real live pinball but with cars. But it was actually real and I was shocked people wouldn’t know how to drive in the snow. But the truth is we rarely get snow here so of course people wouldn’t know how to drive in it and this was taken on a hill. It’s very dangerous to drive in the snow here because roads don’t get plowed or graveled, cars slide and they could slide into you. It’s also very hard to drive in it here so I never use my car here in the snow. I have had my dad take me to work because the Max lines get stuck and go way too slow and I didn’t feel comfortable driving and I had to be at work anyway despite the weather. They don’t care about your anxiety or how uncomfortable you feel in the snow, they just see it as an excuse. Also you don’t know how long it will take for you to get to work because it’s unpredictable in this weather.
But I also used to feel bad watching this video because I always laughed and found it humorous because it looked like real live pinball. What was the matter with me? This was real life, not a movie or cartoon. People were actually wrecking their cars and their cars were getting hit. I must be a psychopath for finding this all funny. But then in the youtube comments I saw people also found the video funny and that made me feel better about myself. That meant what I was feeling was normal and there was nothing wrong with me.
This was the version I had watched: