Into Each Drive Some Rain Must Fall?

Is this just a phenomena in my town?  Or do people everywhere not know how to drive in the rain and the dark at the same time?

It took me 45 minutes to go 14 blocks.  Fourteen!  My house is a mere six miles from my office.  The commute was an hour and fifteen minutes. 

During Snowmageddon, some people sat in their cars on the roads until the wee hours of the night.  On 9-11 (yes, THE 9-11), Mr. Gaelic arrived home six hours after leaving his office.  Which is also six miles from home.  Granted, those were two extraordinary traffic events.

But still!  It's just a little rain, people!  And darkness happens every single day!  That's what wipers and headlights are for.  There were no fender benders on the drive home.  My guess is it was just volume and people driving at much slower speeds.  I shouldn't complain.  On the bright side, I made it home safe and sound.

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  1. Happy you are home safe. I find that it takes drivers a while to get used to driving in the dark every single year.

  2. Rain doesn't cause tooo much trouble here, but snow?? OMG!! Three flakes and everyone drives like they've never seen it before!!LOL I was in DC once, when it snowed, with my niece. They got 1 inch of snow and the whole city closed down! We rented a car and drove all over, getting into all the monuments, etc with no lines or other people! It was wonderful, and lasted two days. Does it still close down like that?LOL

  3. That's one of the great things about living in a small town. At "rush hour" here, we might get held up an extra 5-10 minutes. And YEP.... people bitch about it here, too!