Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009, 12:20 PM
Rain and sleet and ice underfoot make it treacherous out there. I did venture forth this morning to make several stops uptown.
One dumb idiot -- oops, Scripture says we are not to call others "fools" so I will call him a brain-challenged individual--came up very fast behind me and flashed his lights to tell me I was not driving fast enough on slush and ice and rain forming more ice. And so I carefully speeded up just a little bit so as to put a little more distance between us and then I tapped my brakes once, then twice, so as to let my brake lights signal to him that I was speeding up no further. He finally backed off a bit. And when I signaled to make a left turn he backed off even more. I hope he drove carefully through town.
One very important reason that icy roads are unsafe is this kind of driver -- brain challenged as to the treacherous road surface underneath. He still thinks his big truck can stop on a dime.
And now I am home. And I hear sirens. We live within 2 blocks of the local hospital and so we usually can hear sirens when some accident has occurred out on the highway. I hope everyone is safe. We have family traveling today and I know many other families are out there as well. I pray that everyone is careful and arrives a-okay.