This morning on my way to work I noticed something that I haven’t seen as often as I usually do when the weather is this cold. I passed a car that had it’s extension cord plugged into the block heater while the rest of the cord was wrapped around the passenger side mirror. Now, that looks cool. Not!
If you need to take your extension cord with you, wouldn’t it take less time to toss it into the backseat of your car than it would to stand there in this cold weather and meticulously wrap the darn thing around a mirror? It looks so dumb.
Friday after work I was heading home and looking forward to the weekend. As I approached a green light at 11th Ave. and Rose St., a car went straight through the red light in front of me like the driver was on a nice leisurely drive on a beautiful summer day without a care in the world. It’s a good thing I didn’t leave work any earlier or I would have had a car parked in my passenger seat. I expect to see this kind of driving at 3 0’clock in the morning, not at 10.
One of my pet peeves in the winter is drivers who get behind the wheel of their vehicles without clearing the snow off of all of their windows. They get into their vehicles, start the windshield wipers and take off. They can’t see what’s behind them or beside them. How do people do this? I could never hit the road until I could see out of every window of my vehicle.
So, in short, if you’re driving anywhere today, throw that extension cord in the backseat or leave it at home, pay attention to the traffic lights, and when it snows, clean all of the white stuff off of your vehicle before hitting the road.