December 13th, 2007

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Snow Dumb

I knew there were a lot of stupid drivers out there who didn't know how to drive in snow, but...  The evening news has just reported that traffic and plowing is being held up on Connecticut highways because drivers are leaving their cars in the middle of the highways and walking away from them.  What the hell do they think is going to happen, that they can walk to wherever they're going faster in deep snow, toasty warm, and that no one is going to come after them and make them pay for it?  Someone will just pick up their car and drop it off at home for free?  And of course they're locking the cars so no one can steal them.

This is the first time I've heard of something like this happening.  Why now?  Is there some psychic connection among idiots where one thinks something is a good idea and they all do it?  Have they been watching R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" video too many times?