We had our first real snow storm here. It never ceases to amaze me how stupid people can be. I saw a few of geniuses on the way into work
Stupid person number 1: Just as I am coming up a hill I see a guy come running out into my lane and then he commences running toward me in the section of the road my left wheels are supposed to go. I get it. The sidewalk is full of snow and I am supposed to risk my life and go over the yellow line so the idiot can go for his run.
If exercise is what the dickhead is looking for, I have a shovel and bunch of snow that needs to be cleared. He could be useful and shovel snow for an elderly neighbor. But no, the selfish dickhead would rather than risk his life going for a run on slick roads that are barely safe for vehicles. And let me guess, it would be MY fault if I slid into him.
Stupid people numbers 2 and 3: I was relieved to not have to drive the last leg of my trip into work. I was safely sitting on my shuttle bus, which I could tell was slipping a bit here and there. I look out the windshield to see that a car has spun out. It evidently hit the center guardrail, spun around and stopped across the two left lanes of traffic with it's bumper slightly extending into the right lane.
As we get closer, two people, who I assume had been the occupants, are walking around the car investigating the damage. Maybe they thought they were the only people that might slide out of control. Maybe they thought their jackets are made out of titanium. Maybe they just weren't thinking. Walking around on a relatively busy highway with cars being driven by lord knows who on lord knows what kind of tires is asking to be made road pizza.
Folks, this is the first of perhaps many snow storms this season. The morning run is not critical unless you are training for the Olympics, and then I would hope you have an indoor track somewhere. Call 911 from your damaged car if you have an accident. Human bodies do not stand a chance against a ton of metal, glass and plastic.