Yep. It's officially cold.
I blame my friend John. It seems like we get snow/cold weather whenever a person from up north (that I know) visits. Technically he lives here with his family now, but he makes a good scape goat. So I'm running with it.
Yesterday it snowed. As usual all of the schools closed and anyone not used to snow called off due to the natural disaster. All one inch of it.
Virginians are funny in the snow and not in a "ha ha" sort of way.
There are two types of drivers. The first one is terrified of driving in the snow and you will probably see this person doing 25mph in the passing lane (65mph zone). I think they are hoping to cause a serious accident and not have to go to work.
The other person drives a four wheel drive vehicle and is indestructible. What they forget to realize is that the four wheel drive helps move the vehicle, but does jack to stop it. This person is not trying to cause an accident, but is the one who will ultimately hit the first type of driver.
I didn't look up the numbers, but I'm sure the accidents in the immediate area were over 100 for yesterday. I would have called off from work, but I could not do it in good conscience.
I left an hour earlier than I normally do for work. They had closed the tunnel I usually take to work and I had to find another way in. I wasn't sure what the traffic would be like so I ended up getting to work about an hour earlier than I normally do. Oh well, better an hour and a half early than half an hour late.
At least the customers were their normal rude selves. It is always good to be appreciated when you have a shitty drive into work.