Clear The Snow Off Your Car Dimwit!


When the snow has fallen, it is relatively powdery. It takes perhaps less than 5 minutes to brush the snow off the car windshield and rear window (let alone another minute for the side windows and the headlights). You would think that the safety of visibility – especially during a snow storm – would have people consider the obvious logic in such a precaution.

No it doesn’t. During your commute today, no doubt you’ve been witness to plenty of these lunkheads who clear out a shoebox sized “view-port” on their car – just enough to see through – and there they are, shifting into different lanes, on the freeway (and still not using their turn signals).


8 Comments so far

  1. Pedropus (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 8:23 am

    “It takes perhaps less than 5 minutes to brush the snow off the car windshield and rear window…”

    That’s five minutes I could be driving and watching a mini-blizzard engulf the drivers behind me in my mirror. They can back off an inch if they don’t like it.

    And in case you didn’t hear about it elsewhere, there’s an energy shortage. I’ll use my turn signal when it’s absolutely necessary and not before. Like maybe I’ll turn it on if I see a MSP radio car. A DPD cruiser isn’t enough incentive for me.

  2. susan (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 11:07 am

    Snow in Michigan is definately a distration! Personally I think the mangled deer hanging from the tops of vehicles is enough to make a vegitarian like me vomit while driving down the road. If that ever happens I’ll be rolling down my window; hope nobody’s behind me! Five minuets to clear off my car is five minuets I could take to clean a toilet or save the world. Those who have so much time perhaps could volunteer to be the friendly neighborhood snowy-car-clearer-offer! Now that would be time well spent,instead of all this blogging non-sense.

  3. Mitchell (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 12:13 pm

    How DARE you tell us to be safer drivers! It is my God given right to drive as unsafely as I wish without precautionary addicts like you making snivelling little remarks about our vehicular decisions.

    And if Susan (see above) wants to save the world while running people down in the street because she can’t see them, well Boo hoo for them!

    And another thing Mister, I don’t even use my turn signal because when I side-swipe people with my car, I don’t want them to have any forewarning!

  4. Jeppy (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 12:18 pm

    SUSAN: it’s vegEtarian, not vegItarian. You’d think, that while you’re barfing all over the road due to your adherence to a dietary code – that you’d at the least know how it is spelled.

    MITCHELL: Thanks Dad! See you tonight!

  5. baliad (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 12:20 pm

    it’s amazing how many smart-alecs we’ve got out there…

  6. FrozenWindows (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 2:04 pm

    Does puke work well as a deicer?

  7. mark (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 5:06 pm

    I suppose anything above freezing would be a deicer, Fresh vomit at body temperature would fit that category.

  8. HonestJohn (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 10:33 pm

    Michiganders are great drivers. Turn signals are redundant distractions because we can tell when others are about to turn or change lanes without them. I see how this might be a problem for transplanted New Yorkers who aren’t as sensitive to others and think they’re superior.

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