February 13, 2001
Mother Nature - hardly the nurturing type!
by mike <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It's something about the snow. ...or the cold temperatures decreasing blood flow to the brain. ...or wind blowing common sense right out of people.
I'm not sure what causes it, but when temperatures take the plunge and winter storms hit here in the midwest, people forget how to drive. They don't become bad drives, they just plain forget how to do it!
Case in point: I took a trip to Iowa this weekend and left on Friday. We drove through the storm front on Interstate 80 and saw no fewer 25 cars or semis well off the road in snow drifts. One guy was so busy flipping me the bird for passing him that he spun out and landed in the ditch. Those of us in the car shared a hearty laugh, that's for certain.
What causes it? It's not as though it never snows here in the midwest - we have some of the most infamous winter storms on record! You know what's causing it all?
If that's the gremlin behind these winter accidents, I'd better be sure my premiums are paid up!
Published: February 14, 2001