Enjoyed all of your comments on my SNOW venting blog......it was funny though......most of you took the stance that the weather people are the ones who hype it.....and I AGREE! BUT---my blog was more about the fact that at work......my employees focus on nothing for about 4 days.......two days before.....day of.....day after (relating "horror" stories of their survival as if they were the Donner Party). Might as well NOT come to work for all the work that gets done!
However, as you know, here in NEPA we just have to deal with Winter etc from November to March (April?). So I am reposting my yearly Driving in Snow blog because once again, today, I saw all of these examples and more and it SO REMINDS ME OF HOW PEOPLE QUIT.
While driving home tonight in a real Pennsylvania snow storm....I was thinking that this is a lot like quitting smoking.
When you drive the interstates in Northeastern PA during a storm...there is generally only one lane plowed out of three. Most everyone with a BRAIN in their head, drives in the plowed lane about 10-15 miles an hour...and we all get home safely.
It takes quite a long time.
It takes patience.
It is really not fun.
It can sometimes be a little scary---but much less so if you just GET IN THE LANE AND FOLLOW THE OTHERS!!!!
Now, of course, sometimes we have people who MUST drive in the other lanes even if they are not plowed (these are the "I can have just one quitters") Their antics work out just about as well for them as they do for those who smoke "just one!"
There are also those who simply cannot go 10-15 miles per hour---they know better. (These are the quitters who insist on drinking or in other ways jeopardizing their quit). Again, their ride usually works out about as well as drinking and quitting does!
But if you take a deep breath (breathe deeply), put on your seat belt (get those cough drops, candies, sunflowers seeds), know what it is like to drive in an active snow storm(read, read, read), then get in the lane and follow the others(come to the site and listen to advice)......you will get home safely.....you will also become an EX
Drive safely! And keep that quit STRONG!