Friday, February 26, 2010
Rant #203: Snow More!
Well, we were pelted by snow again today. I don't know how many inches we are going to get, but there's plenty of ice mixed in, so it is pretty bad.
I woke up like I normally do at 4:30 a.m., looked outside, and saw that we were basically snowed in.
The problem is that today is payday at work. They do not believe in direct deposit, so I figured I would have to come in today, if only to get my check.
And no, they don't believe in a weather alert system either. Thus, nobody ever knows if we are open or not (this has been a major point of contention between myself and my employer, but again, I have to be careful, I need my job).
Well, I shoveled and dug out my car as best I could. Within 10 minutes of shoveling, it looked like I didn't even do anything, because everything was covered with snow.
I ate, found out that my wife had a delayed opening (she works in a bank) and that my son had no school today (they wisely closed the schools and informed people early), and then went to my car and drove to work.
The going was slow, real slow. Nothing had been plowed, and people were being very careful, as I was.
The highway I take was a joke. It hadn't been plowed at all, and there were plenty of cars on it, including mine.
The main street by my work was not plowed, and I could have gotten into a major accident. As I slowed down (not that I was going fast, but there were a number of cars at one intersection), I lost control of the car, and it plopped into the sidewalk. Luckily, no one and no other cars were there. I just backed up and went on my way again.
And the thing was, this was about 1/4 of a mile from work.
I got to work, and that is where I am now.
It is still snowing cats and dogs, and I must be crazy, but in these times that we are in, I need my paycheck badly.
Yes, I give you permission. Call me nuts. Go ahead.
Because you know what---
Posted by Larry at 4:24 AM