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Old 01-29-2012, 11:13   #1
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I can't believe these people live in Michigan, they must be from down south!


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Old 01-29-2012, 11:24   #2
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They definitely drive like they've never seen snow before!




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I grew up in the mountains of NY so we knew how to drive on snow. We lived in Northern Virginia for 8 years and people did drive like that. The towns didn't even spread salt when it snowed so you would get that ice under the snow. When we moved to Ohio my kids were disappointed because school was never cancelled because they actually plow the roads here. I felt for the guy that cleaned off the wrong car though. One thing in Ohio you must have is a good ice scraper and snow brush and a good defroster. He must have been from the south.

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My mother was born and raised in California, so when she moved to New Jersey with my father, she had to learn to drive on ice and in snow. She had a lot of problems the first year, but eventually developed her "snow wheels." Then when we returned to California, she was so intolerant of all the spoiled drivers who could barely handle a light drizzle. If you don't grow up in a snowy and rainy climate, you just really don't know what to do. I learned to drive in California, so I accept that I would make an utter fool of myself in the snow.

Also, bonus story: one time the car froze shut due to the temperature, so my mom had to boil a pot of water and throw it on the car just to get it open. Another time she slid on a patch of ice right underneath the car - got stuck, too.

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With the exception of 10 years of my 64, I've always lived in snow country. The worst drivers were in the Baltimore/Washington DC area which explains why they evacuate everyone when 2 inches is predicted.

Good video Jim, it gets this Sunday off to a good start.

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When we lived in DC they would cancel school the night before when they predicted snow. My kids had more days off from school with just a dusting of snow. Plus the school we went to was basically a walking school, no busses. My first winter in DC I couldn't believe that the towns didn't have enough snow plows and contracted out to landscapers with tiny trucks to plow the streets. People would abandon cars wherever because they would be so scared of driving. Plus they would slow down to a crawl and then get stuck. My husband would always take the bus when it snowed to avoid the idiots on the road. My oldest daughter learned how to drive in Ohio, so she was very acquainted with driving in the snow. She has been in California for 3 years and says when it rains out there the drivers are so scared of driving. When she came back for Christmas last year she was hesitant to drive in the snow. I guess it doesn't take your long to forget how to drive. Everyone in our town has at least one 4 wheel drive vehicle.

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Laughed and laughed at the guy who scraped off the wrong car, but then I live in a place where the temperature never gets down to 0ļC.

If I ever tried to drive in Michigan in winter, I'd probably be worse than those in the clip.

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When my daughter was in Chicago at boot camp she got a big kick out of the other sailors that had never seen snow that would slip and slide trying to walk from one building to another. We are from Ohio so being out in the ice and snow was no big deal to her.

My friends from the south just freak out when there is an inch of snow on the ground. I tell them that's nothing..when we get a foot of snow I don't freak out...I GO SHOPPING.

Not been much for my area so far this year. I am a teacher and gosh darn I want my snow days.

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The week before last I was off of work for 5 days because of 5-8 inches of snow. They don't salt the roads here so it sucks when they plow.

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