The goddess/god of the universe must have a special treat for those of us who did last night’s evening commute in Portland, Ore., via public transportation. As some may know, the Portland area received between three and fives inches of snow yesterday. Surprise! Now forget just for a moment that most transplanted Portlanders, your author included, have no clue how to drive in the snow. Combine this with folks driving SUV and pickup truck mini-tanks who think they’re invincible in any kind of weather. And for good measure toss in these same drivers who think that snow permits them unbridled access to the public transit lanes, thereby obstructing buses and trains, and who also clog up streets by racing to beat yellow lights but end up stuck in the middle of intersections that then stops traffic in all directions. Can you tell I’m still a little grumpy?
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