Wet road driving

@dfollin (12744)
United States
January 29, 2009 11:39am CST
I have lived and learned to drive in the Washington,DC area.I heard yesterday President Obama joking about the school's being closed in DC and his immediate family is not used to that because they are from Chicago where snow and ice are a usual winter thing there.I know people from New York and Minnesota that are in the same situation.Also some people from Pennsylvannia.But,it's true we are a bunch of wimps when it comes to driving,walking,playing and so on, in the snow and ice. Do you agree?
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• United States
29 Jan 09
Well, when you consider all the accidents taking place due to icy roads it is understandable that people would be concerned. Obama's children go to a private school driven by a chauffer and they have body guards while the rest of us do not. Most people do not get that kind of treatment. And believe me, Obama was not kidding when he said what he did.
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
29 Jan 09
The president's family being driven by chauffers has nothing to do with this.What was being said was that how in Chicago when they did not have chauffer's how they went out in the snow. President Obama saying what? Which statement are you referring to?
• United States
30 Jan 09
Obama could have a driver to drive him anywhere in Chicago weather if he wanted to. Here is a link to what Obama said. http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2009/01/snowflakes_shut_down_washingto.html
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
30 Jan 09
But,before he became senator him and his wife drove in Chicago.His statement was about the schools closing and his daughter saying that they even went outside to play.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
30 Jan 09
All you have to do is mention rain, snow or ice in Knoxville and everyone starts wrecking.. Mention the same thing and the grocery store lines start filling up.. We like our good weather and winter causes quite a few problems, we are spoiled by great weather most of the time..
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Yep,that's how it is here,but we don't get spoiled by great weather.I understand that Kentucky got hit bad with the snow and ice this winter.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Jan 09
i don't know anything about y'all. i know we have bad weather & school has been out here all week because we had a bad ice storm. i don't like to drive on it but did when i was working. glad i don't have to do that now.
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
30 Jan 09
I don't like to drive in it.But,if I was raised in and learned how to drive in the snows like they get in New York,Chicago,Minnesota or any of them other high snowy places then I could probably handle it better. Funny,but probably true.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
30 Jan 09
I live in Manitoba. I used to live in Vancouver, B.C. which has the same temperature as that in Washington State and even though it is not as cold, it feels colder and being near zero or 32 F for you Americans, the roads are slippery -black ice - which is very dangerous. Now here in Manitoba we have had wind chills that make it up to minus eighty Celcius, and that is very cold. The only way to get out is to use a car. It is sort of like Minnesota and we get out. In fact, there are some ladies who will wear their summer dresses under their coats, and here I am bundled up like there is no tomorrow. I agree with the wimp part, by the way.
@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
3 Feb 09
I do agree with that. people who are not used to drive on the snow is scared even if it is just frost on the road. Lol. Here in North Carolina, we seldom have snow except in the mountain area. Today, the class is suspended in Greensboro area because of the weather report that there might be little snow .. hahaha but this time the sun is so bright and there is no snow. Good time for teachers and students.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
31 Jan 09
I live in PA and I still hate driving in the ice and snow. I grew up in MD but didn't drive until I moved to PA. It surprises me that the schools don't close sooner then they do in PA. I guess I'm just used to MD schools closing faster then PA schools though.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
31 Jan 09
I live in Houston Texas where it rarely or ever snows , so YES i am a "WIMP'.. I don't even like to go out on a cold day...haha...We are all spoiled here in this climate..If it get around 35 or 40 degrees we think we are in a hard freeze ..haha, others in colder climates laugh at us im sure....We only like pretty days here..We complain if its too hot or too cold..We that live here are very very "Wimpy"............