why Honda Civics shouldn't drive fast in the snow.
So about 6:30 this evening I had me a hankerin' for some cookies. So I decided to take a quick trip to Wal Mart despite the on coming bad weather. The street I live on (in the middle of the forest) was a bit tricky, but when I got to the highway I only encountered a few slick spots.
Pulled into the Wal Mart parking lot thinking "hey, while I'm here I might as well see if there's any '09 Topps." I head back for the cookie section, pick out something that looked yummy and headed for the front to look at the cards. There were a few blasters of '08 Topps and some Upper Deck, a few gravity feed boxes of Timelines and some Updates and Highlights. Poop. Nothing new.
So I found myself a register to set up camp while I waited for the unprepared people to pay for their $600 of groceries. Why is it that people can't prepare themselves well before the storm comes. Granted, I was there for cookies, but I've got enough food to last me a week if we get a blizzard... which isn't going to happen. Be prepared!
After standing in line for a good twenty minutes I got to the cashier, made some small talk about the weather, paid for my cookies and then 20oz Mountain Dew that somehow crept into my hand and left.
I was a bit depressed about not finding any Topps, but whatever, I've got my cookies, time to head home.
By this point it's snowing pretty good, but still nothing much sticking. Roads were fine, until I got to US441 to head home. There were a few slick spots, but nothing that my car can't handle. When I got about three miles from home I encounter a Honda Civic that's doing its absolute best to crash and kill all of its occupants.
I don't suffer from road rage, I just don't let people piss me off. I made the decision that I was going to get away from these kids in the Civic before they decided to do something stupid and crash into me.
That's where I made my mistake.
I've learned a few things in the year and a half that I've had my car. Police like to follow it and when you pass a group of kids in a Civic they automatically think you're racing.
That's where they made their mistake.
I passed safely and before I was more than ten feet away from them I hear the Civic's oversized exhaust go BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. As I was rolling my eyes I happened to look up at the rear view mirror and I saw tail lights. hmmmm... I shouldn't be seeing tail lights on the same side of the road that I'm on.
Yes, that's right. 16 year old kids in a Civic see an Impreza go past them and their testicles start to hurt so they have to proove how badass they are by spinning their car on some black ice and ending up in the median grass.
I sighed and made a U-turn to go back and make sure they were ok. They were scared out of their minds but otherwise fine. They got the car back on the road and puttered off towards wherever they were going.
I usually get a kick out of kids trying to race me, but this time they about fucked up and got themselves hurt. I hope they learned a lesson.
Even if I didn't get any new cards, at least I got a good story out of it and further proof that buying that car was one of the best decisions I've ever made. It goes where I tell it to go in the snow, my old Thunderbird only went sideways.
I'm still here... again
7 years ago