behind the icy wheel
okay, fine...so lately a lot of my posts have been about driving. i happen to spend a lot of time in a car, and it's not because i enjoy driving around. i only want to be in my car to get from point A to B, and i like the trip to be over as soon as possible. it also just so happens that i get extremely pissed off when i'm driving, and for very good reason.
understand something: winnipeg drivers, for the most part, are worse than drivers in some other canadian cities that i've been to. reason being: you have to think that, while some drivers with manitoba plates haven't necessarily been in winnipeg for a while, the majority of them driving around (during the day especially) probably have been here for at least a couple of years.
i don't understand how it's possible to forget how to drive during winnipeg winters...every...bloody...year! it happens every year; the snow falls and there's some ice on the road and 1 of 2 things inevitably happen: either people drive way too slow or they drive ridiculously dangerous. there doesn't seem to be much in between.
if you ask my wife, who's usually more honest (and possibly objective) about my driving than i am, i am pretty good at the happy medium. but there are some people who do 40 K/h in a zone that's normally 80, or people who change lanes without signalling their intentions and do so within inches of another car who they're cutting off and expect the car in the destination lane to simply slam on the breaks without consequence! this prompts me to immediately yell "jackass!" or something else of the curse variety that some of you have probably never heard me say if you know me.
People of Winnipeg: Commit to memory what it takes to drive during a Winnipeg winter, and adjust to road conditions...but be REASONABLE for crying out loud!!!
btw, stay tuned for a rant about a recent cinematic experience that was particularly irritating.