Another day, another commute

When I drive to work from my darling girlfriend’s house in Arlington to my office in Reston I spend a lot more time in the car than when I am coming from home in Sterling, but she’s worth it. Even if it means spending time on the highway behind people WHO ARE TOO GODDAMNED SPECIAL TO BRUSH THE F*%&ING SNOW OFF THEIR CARS, RESULTING IN HUGE PIECES PERIODICALLY BREAKING OFF AND FLYING THROUGH THE AIR AT FIFTY MILES PER HOUR TOWARDS MY WINDSHIELD, ENDANGERING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE BEHIND THEM.

*ahem*

Above is pictured two of said jerks, the one on the right apparently feeling that s/he doesn’t really need to see who might be over there in the right when changing lanes. Which I guess is not such a shock – if you don’t care if you blind them with the detritus from your roof, why would you care if you cut them off?

Any of you clowns reading this: if it’s too much of an imposition to brush off your vehicle before sharing the roadways with the rest of us, maybe it’s too much of an imposition on you to go anywhere and you should just stay the hell home.

10 Comments so far

  1. David (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 10:50 am

    Yeah I saw a taxi coming down Conn. Ave. this morning that was in worse shape… 3/4’s of the front window (from the hood) still had snow on it.

    It’s not so “special” but rather “lazy” that the snow isn’t brushed off.

    Always good to know other folks are only thinking about themselves… typical.


  2. Sweet (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

    Yeah driving on the toll road today I saw a sheet of ice fly up in the air off the roof of a car, not once but twice. And people are going 65, so not cool. People can be such asses.


  3. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 12:38 pm

    What’s with these people? Before I moved north I thought it was a southern thing but it turns out assholes like these exist in all climates. Perhaps if you don’t worry about danger nothing dangerous will happen. Just a bunch of self-centered idiots.


  4. Max (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 1:06 pm

    If getting all of the “snow” off of my car means scratching my paint, I’m not doing it. This storm was evil and I wouldn’t exactly call the stuff that was stuck to the roof of my car “snow”. I’d need a blow torch to get it off, not a simple “brush, brush”.

    Now the rear window and the windshield are another story. You’ve got to be able to see where you’re going. Just turn the defroster on and you’re ready to go.


  5. MBFan#2 (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 3:32 pm

    Max, at least you could still make an effort to “brush” off what you can. I’ve seen enough stuff falling off or flying off car roofs that can also cause an accident, as it hits the cars behind it. Yeah, I don’t get people who are too lazy to clean the stuff off their car. Like someone said earlier, if you don’t want to clean it off, don’t bother driving. Stay home or take metro.


  6. Susan Waterman (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 7:01 pm

    I just stumbled on your blog and LOVE it!

    What I love (in a sick twisted, *I told you so* kind of way) are the people who don’t clear off their ice ffrom the roof of theirr car and then like 20 minutes later, the ice sheet slides down into their front window and they have to stop in the middle of Route 1 or some other seemingly busy thoroughfare and clean it off. @@


  7. Shawn Honnick (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 10:36 am

    Back of my Element:

    FORGET ABOUT WORLD PEACE
    VISUALIZE USING YOUR TURN SIGNAL

    :)


  8. Rosemary (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 12:30 pm

    I saw a box truck on my way out of DC last night with MD tags that every time it made any type of movement, sheets of ice flew off of it. Damn near caused 5+ accidents in the brief amount of time I was behind it.


  9. Highway (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 3:15 pm

    I feel your pain… I feel your pain.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/highway/391292283/


  10. be careful (unregistered) on February 17th, 2007 @ 2:42 pm

    http://wrc.weatherplus.com/weathernews/11042808/detail.html?dl=mainclick
    i feel really bad for the man killed sledding and his family, but related to the post above: “Police said they have received dozens of reports of windshields being cracked by sheets and chunks of ice flying off the roofs of other vehicles. In Rockville alone, police said they received 60 reports Friday of windshields smashed by ice.”



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