Thursday, February 01, 2007


Woke this morning at 3am to let the dog out and there was snow on the ground and more falling. It was absolutely gorgeous. Woke to the alarm at 6:20 and it was all ice. Turned on the TV and there were wrecks at every ramp on the highway south of us for 6 miles, so I called in to announce I'd be late. By 9 it was raining and the ice had melted, so I caged it in to the office. I'll never understand the mentality of the drivers here. I could have easily driven into work this morning under the weather conditions we had, but with these folks all crashing trying to drive like it was sunny and clear I decided I'd pass on the experience. There is a big difference! They attempt to drive like it is sunny and clear even when it is raining (cutting over close in front of other automobiles, pulling out of interesections in front of traffic, etc). So, I've just elected to avoid the situation and let them do their thing today and then rode in a little late.


Ally said...

I hope you went back to sleep after that early alarm time. All we had here was cold and pouring rain--and thankfully no accidents that I'm aware of. I was kind of hoping for some snow (or other good excuse to miss work). Glad you made it safely to the office.

Allen Madding said...

Of course I did, despite the contractor working on the house behind me started nailing sheetrock at 7am...I'm compiling a list of reasons to miss work.

"You've been missing a lot of work lately" "I wouldn't exactly call it missing work, Bob".

Aaron said...

Excellent use of an Office Space quote!

I thought about blogging something very similar yesterday but decided not to. I'm really not that surprised anymore. I drove to work yesterday like I do every day (before 6am) and there was absolutely NOTHING to be afraid of on the North side of Atlanta.

A friend at work provided a very funny example of how such weather is received in Georgia. He was complaining that he was trying to get an idea of the conditions around his house and could care less that every news agency had a truck in North Georgia talking about snow. "Of course it's going to snow in Northeast Georgia. Shutup and tell me about Canton!" haha!

Allen Madding said...

my first year in Atlanta (1986) I was living off West Paces Ferry. I awoke to 3 inches of snow. I didn't think anything of it. I got up carefully drove to work and found everything closed. So, I drove back home. I stopped at the Kroger to pick something up for lunch and thought the place had been vandalized. I honestly couldn't figure it out. Shelves were bare things scattered in the floor. The clerk said "always happens when it snows, they buy everything".

Since then, I've witnessed everytime they say winter storm on TV, people run to the grocery store and buy a cart full of milk and a cart full of bread. What do you make with 25 gallons of milk and 50 loaves of bread? Milk goes bad in like 14 days. Do they really consume that much milk?