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Let it snow, or make it stop?

Posted: February 8, 2010 in Daily Annoyances
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4 more inches yet to fall.

So, living in MN, I am getting anxious for winter to be done.  This seems like the longest winter on record, at least recently.  And the worst part is, we were teased with 60’s and 70’s this past week.  But, as the weekend looms ahead, they are calling for sleet/snow tonight (yes, it IS almost May!) and cooler than average temperatures this weekend.

Those of you who have to sit in an office from 8-5 like myself have no fear!  The beautiful sun and warm temperatures will return just in time for you to not have the time to enjoy them ;).

Here’s hoping NEXT weekend is nice so I can get the car cleaned out!  I just realized that it’s been 7 monhs since the last “good” clean out (school distracted me long enough to not have the time before winter set in).

So, I have been driving to work now for well over a month at this point, and this is the first time I have had to jump on some sort of freeway to get there.  I realize that I am going to be sitting in alot of traffic, and by now I have learned some back roads to avoid some, but not all, of the traffic backups.  And honestly, its not the stop and go that bothers me so much, but I do have a line.

Here’s the scenario… I am driving along 494 from CR5 towards 169, so I am going eastbound.  169 is a bottleneck (that they plan on fixing later) that has a signal at the exit.  I would say about 70 percent of the people using 169 are using it to go north in the morning, and south at night.  So this is naturally my commute home, which involves going south.  494 at that exit has a dedicated lane for the 169 Ramp, which often will back up a mile or more.  So why, when I am doing what is right and SITTING there waiting for sometimes 20 minutes or more do some people feel the need to RIDE UP THE SHOULDER to get on the ramp before you AND THEN PROCEED to go the SAME WAY as everyone who is waiting?  I REALLY DON’T GET why some people feel so much more important and entitled than the rest of us. 

Well be warned, next time I won’t stand for it.  I’ll park my car on the shoulder if I have to, but that is just crazy.  And don’t get me wrong, I have more patience than most, and still I won’t tolerate it.