Children all over the metroplex are waking up horrified that the meteorologist promised ice storm did not materialize. Last night these children had willingly gone to bed with visions of all day TV festivals in their heads. I might have dampened their dreams by mentioning that the meteorologists in central TX are only a step above the ones I used to watch in LA in their prediction ability. When you can deliver the same weather report and be accurate 95% of the time there appears to be very little honing of weather predicting skills. The poor children of central Texas rarely see snow (although if there is a flake in the air, school is most certainly cancelled) and pin their hopes on ice storms for school relief. Mother Nature usually obliges at least once a year. The roads can be hazardous, but the real fear is other Texas drivers. STAY OFF THE ROADS. STAY OFF THE SIDEWALKS. STAY IN THE BACK BEDROOM OF YOUR HOUSE. The native Texas driver in large extended cab pick-up (man) or giant SUV (woman) has no bad weather driving experience yet shifts into 4WD like it is Magical Transport-To-Destination Mode (MTTDM). No need to remove cell phone from ear when you are in MTTDM! MTTDM requires no slowing of speed! Thank God for MTTDM. MTTDM lives up to its name until it encounters the other type of Texas driver: Super Slow, I May Die Instantly If My Car Registers A Speed On The Dial, Lord Help Me, I Should Have Stayed Home Until Spring Driver (SSIMDIIMYRASOTDLHMISHSHUSD). Yeah, these two groups should never, never mix. It gets ugly. Care Flight gets involved. The SSIMDIIMYRASOTDLHMISHSHUSD then has his worst fears confirmed. His destiny fulfilled. Hey Texas, I have a solution! This may sound crazy, but what if everyone just drove in a cautious manner with moderate speed and attention to the road? Since I haven't been able to get the novel message to the Texas masses, I will have to admit that I am glad the temps are above freezing today. Shhh...just don't tell the kids.
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