Austin, TX – We all know that it does get very cold here very often, but when it does usually panic and chaos breakout. Law enforcement usually records a record high number in accidents and most people find it to be a great excuse to be late for work (sorry boss).
I think I know why. I have attached a picture of my driver side window. Yes, I actually used that little hole to see out the left side of my car. I knew that my car was going to be iced over this morning, but I thought I had an ice scraper in my trunk (you might be thinking “you own an ice scraper!”). I think I bought one five years ago for some reason, maybe just to have one. I got in my car and quickly realized the defroster wasn’t going to do all the work for me.
I popped the trunk and searched for my novelty ice scraper. Instead of the scraper I found a CD. I don’t know what people do with 8-tracks; I do know people hang records on the wall and cassette tapes, what happened to them? Well I found a CD’s new use, an ice scraper.
I am wise enough to scrap off the windshield (at least I can see what is coming at me and where I am going, right?). I went to task scrapping my windshield off with a CD. It was going great until the CD snapped in half. By this point, there was plenty of ice removed so I hit the road. To consider driving mostly blind with a small hole to peek out of, I am certain the “I can drive it anyway” mentality is what causes most of those wrecks.
Well enough reflection, I made it to work without mishap and those around me seemed to be driving well too. I hope that everyone is staying warm and is having a great Wednesday. God Bless.
*Disclaimer: For those of you concerned that CD’s were harmed in my ice scrapping this morning, well one did split in half, but it was a burned CD probably full of music that I have saved to my hard drive anyway.