There used to be a show on TV called Hillstreet Blues.. and the watch commander of each shift would tell his officers” let’s be careful out there people”. What the heck makes people so crazy that they think they can just do as usual on the roads when they are so slippery? Today a trip we took, that usually takes about 15 minutes, took over an hour. I have mentioned before that I usually take the back roads, but today we had our first measurable snow and those roads were pretty slippery, so I opted for the freeway. WRONG decision AGAIN. We hadn’t gotten 1/4 of a mile and traffic stopped completely. We passed so many cars in the ditches we stopped counting. Sitting there, we wondered how long it would take before we could get the one mile to the nearest off ramp. We counted five ambulances and 4 wreckers, two large trucks, and one fuel truck. The fuel truck was very lucky that the car that swiped it didn’t turn it over. There really wasn’t all that much snow. Snow plows or salt trucks had not been over the roads because they were not that bad. Just crazy people driving WAY too fast for conditions and all the rest of us careful drivers had to be put in harms way because of it. So.. how long did it take to get the one mile to the off ramp………….. about 40 minutes!! We got to the very slippery side roads and went slow all the way to our appointment for which we were about 45 minutes late. It is a wonder that we didn’t have to re-schedule the whole thing. So that is my Wednesday rant for this week.. why people can’t stop and use their brains and drive better is just a real mystery to me. Hope your day went better for you than ours did. Going out again tomorrow, you can bet I am really really taking the back road this time around…. at the very least you get there on time!