The Irony of the Ice Scraper
I guess I wasn’t paying attention to the weather at all this week because this morning I was completely taken by surprise when I woke up and snow another new snow coating. This snow coating was different though. This time was was followed with rain that froze on the ground and made everything a sheet of ice. I went out to my car in a little bit of disbelief and started hacking away at the snow ice mix on top of the car and trunk with my forearms. After the trunk was clear I popped it with my key so I could get my ice scraper out of it. Only the trunk didn’t pop and I couldn’t yank it open because it was frozen. So I thought I’ll just go in the side door and pull the seat down to get the ice scraper. So I hit the unlock button and tried to go in the driver’s side door. This too wasn’t budging and there was no soft snow underneath the ice layer to make it easy to crack and clear off. So I went to the other door and yanked that too, but it didn’t budge. How ironic is it that my ice scraper is frozen in my car? I quick went to check my email to see if there was a delay. The YMCA emailed me to say it wasn’t opening until noon, but no word from work. So I called in to say that I’d be late.
I went back out with some kitchen utensils to try and chisel the ice. My mom was up now at this point to and she went out after me to clear her car. I was chiseling the seams of the passenger side door because that one was coated far less than the driver’s side. My mom announced that she could get her passenger side open and asked if mine was unlocked. Oops! In my early morning daze I’d forgotten that I only hit my remote key’s unlock button once which only unlocks the driver’s side door. So I unlocked the passenger side door and it now opened without too much fuss. I went in and kicked the driver’s side door until it opened then went in the back and was finally I was able to get to my ice scraper out of the trunk. From there I went out and cleared the top of the car of all snow and ice. I still had a time chiseling off my side windows of ice as it didn’t seem to crack off very easily with the scraper.
By the time I got in the car to leave ice was forming on my windshield again. So I started it up and jacked up the defroster. I was then on my way. My road was slushy, but the main roads were pretty good. I only had one incident of a little sliding at the end of my road. I did see a car almost lose control merging onto 611 though. Though late like I said I made it to work and saw why there was no delay. The ice coating up here was hardly the foe that it was in my area. This ice coating at work was a light crunch instead of feeling like you were stepping through a plate glass window with every step like it was at my house.
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