Ugly Commute

So it snowed all day yesterday. Not a whole lot (between 5 and 10 cm), but it was also cold (around -15°C), so the usual remedy of salting the roads wasn’t working. Apparently I wasn’t paying attention to the weather forecast, because if I had known, I would have stayed home.

It took me an hour to get from work (well, the CNE grounds) to Thorncliffe. That’s almost 16 km/h. Then it took me 30 minutes to get to Lawrence; that’s about 6 km/h. Then it took another 45 minutes to get to the school; less than 3 km/h. No accidents or anything; just traffic volume, slippery roads, and small hills. I felt like I was in Zeno’s paradox; the closer I was to my destination, the slower I was driving…

There were the usual idiots pretending that their SUVs made them invulnerable; passing on the right (in the snow banks), trying (and sometimes failing :-) to corner at speed, tailgating, and similar stupidity. I drove slowly and carefully, and let all of the stupid people get _way_ ahead of me.

The staff at the school were very nice. Apparently so few people actually _call_ when they’re delayed that those of us who _do_ call are treated well :-)

posted at 10:52 am on Thursday, January 15, 2004 in Personal | Comments Off on Ugly Commute

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