Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Weather

I have noticed over the years that people seem to overreact to weather, especially while driving. If it starts sprinkling, then people automatically slow down a ton. This then causes tons of traffic and always pisses me off. True there are some reasons for this, some would say hydroplaning and the like, but it seems like this is not always a possibility. Also, people state that it is hard to see, when there is a tiny bit of rain. I mean, the visibility isn't 3 miles, but it is still quite good. There are exceptions to these little rants, obviously, but i'm just stating annoyances in my life as of now.
Currently, I am going to school in St. Louis, so I keep getting hit by all of these damn storms. Today, as I was leaving work, this woman ran out of another building yelling at me and my friend. She was yelling to get inside fast, and she seemed to be close to insanity. We looked at her and stopped, then we just continued on our way. There has been a tornado warning since the middle of the day, so I can see why she would tell us to go inside. The storm was around 10 miles away still, and we would obviously drive home. The rain hadn't started yet, and there was no wind. To me it seems that people overreact to tornado warnings, or most people do anyway. True there are many many deaths that happen each year due to insane weather, but people expect a tornado to occur, if one does 30 miles away (Also, I have been in a situation where a tornado jumped over my head and killed around 6 people a little ways away).
I guess I have one of those stereotypical college kid's points of view, as in "This wouldn't happen to me." Normally, I am not like this, such as with things that occur on a regular basis. What are your guys' thoughts on all of this? Do you get pissed off really easily when people start to slow down for no visible reason? Or are you one of those who are the opposite of me?

12 comments:

  1. There has been a lot of strange weather lately, but i'm not too worried.

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  2. Daaamn storms in St. Louis are getting heavier day by day, but it's all as long as it's not a drought

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  3. Weather has been strange these recent years

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  4. A change in weather is always good.

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  5. Got a pretty big Typhoon headed my way.

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  7. I hate people who brake during bad weather while driving.grrrr

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  8. Lol driving.. cant wait to get back to NY and walk everywhere

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  9. You're dead right. I have a long drive home on a weekend, and if the weather it's ten times worse because people seem to over compensate for it.

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  10. Oh my god... that's so funny because i was just talking about this the other day... it's so true too!

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