November 19, 2008
Snow, ME News, Vol. 1, Issue 38
Snow. Well, I guess it’s gonna be a long winter if I don’t give up complaining about the stuff. But, buck-up and bear with me one more time, please. (Ooo! 2 winter nuisance animals in one sentence.)
It was beautiful coming down on Sunday morning; a bit like driving around inside a snow globe. It was even more beautiful when it stopped snowing, and the white stuff melted. The sun came out, and it was all gone by noon. That’s my kinda snow. Alas, residue!
This morning’s commute took two icy, unsalted, road hours. We went 30 miles an hour for 36 miles, not including long periods of stopping to accommodate tow trucks or Michiganders unfamiliar with the term “zipper merge.‿ Apologies if I’ve gone here before. I’m thinking I may have, but it’s really such a simple concept that it’s worth repeating.
All merge situations should be handled like a zipper. Go ahead, check out your zipper in action. I’ll wait.
See, it was worth it wasn’t it? If everyone alternates, there’s no confusion about who should go next, and things run more smoothly. Educate your family, friends, coworkers, club members, everyone. Save yourself some frustration, and maybe a life or two.
I only say these thing because I love you, and believe you have the power to change the world.
Posted by jaselin at November 19, 2008 04:15 PM