Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Snow Day!

Ah, snow in Greater Vancouver, the morning commute proving Darwin right again and again. We don't get a lot of snow here compared with the rest of the country. You may find this hard to believe if you are one of my American readers, but it's true. This tiny part of Canada is very temperate. Winter snow is a rarity here, it happens, just not enough to invest in snow tires. We get rain instead.

Aside from missing white Christmases (which almost never happen), it's not a bad trade off. Unfortunately, this means that the vast majority of people who live here are not used to driving in the snow. We also have a very large number of immigrants from other places in the world that don't get snow. We also have a large number of people from other parts of Canada where it does snow who like to think they can drive better than everybody else but who just end up doing stupid things trying to prove it. It's not pretty.

Then there are dumb-ass pedestrians like the one I almost ran over this morning because he decided he was going to walk in the tire tracks in the middle of the road to keep his feet from getting wet on the sidewalk. Good move, princess. Your feet are dry but now all of your bones are broken from being run over by a minivan. Too bad for you too that since I have no plans on paying you a lifetimes worth of pain and suffering I'm going to back up and run you over a few more times to make sure your stupid ass is good and dead.

Lot of run-on sentences today. BITE ME!

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