Friday, January 18, 2008
One of the many things I hate about living in the DC area is that no one knows how to drive in the snow. And I can’t figure it out. I mean, this area gets snow every year. Maybe not as much as New England, but white fluffy stuff covers the ground at least once every winter. And people freak out about it every single year. We got about 5 inches of snow last night and people were acting like it was the blizzard of the century. On the always annoying commute home, I got stuck behind a douche bag in a V8 Cadillac that was obviously snow-retarded. Every time he had to start moving again he’d slam on the gas sending his tires spinning. He would also jerk his wheel all the way to the left and then all the way to the right instead of just keeping his tires straight and would end up fish-tailing. Every time. Even if you don’t know how to drive in the snow, wouldn’t you realize after one or two starts that gunning the engine while steering erratically isn’t the most effective way to navigate traffic in the snow?