Friday, January 19, 2007
Slip sliding away ...
You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away ... Yeah, pretty much the theme song for the commute this morning. Fortunately for me, not my fate. The pittance of snow from yesterday promptly melted, before nightfall ... then froze into a slick sheet of veneer ice on the local roadways. Then, the dropping temperatures precipitated the remaining moisture out of the air and covered the ice with a ethereal layer of snow. The SUV morons jumped on the roads with their AWD/ABS behemoths and found that they were promptly issued a clue by ramming into anything that was within meters of their assumed paths. I spotted no less than 3 major accidents between the DayCare/ReEducation Compound and my place of employment. That averages out to fender bender every 4.5 kilometers. The advantage of having a 10 year old car without ABS or AWD or any other comfort options is that you are fairly certain you will end up with the engine block in your lap if you try anything risky. Low, slow and break early. It got me to work in 30 minutes and I did not soil myself out of sheer terror. The lassitudes of the daily grind tend to 'melt away' when you see the feeble attempts of chicanery by your local village idiot troupe end with such a spectacular debacle.