I’ve lived in the DC area my entire life and I’ve seen a lot of snow, so I hope you’ll indulge my mini-rant. My problem isn’t with the people who don’t drive well in the snow. My real problem is being subjected to comments about how “people in this area just can’t drive” and “everybody’s going to run to the store and stock up milk, bread and toilet paper”. These comments might very well be true, but they don’t have to be repeated every fucking time it snows. It’s just not witty anymore. Are you going to follow up with the laff-riot “Why do we park on driveways and drive on parkways” comment?
Here’s why the driving is so bad: Relatively few people grew up in snowy areas. Because of the large government and military presence there are people from all over the country who move here for brief periods. The folks from Hawaii simply aren’t going to handle snow very well.
I hate that things get screwy when it snows. But please, I beseech my fellow Washington-area Dopers, retire the bad driving and grocery store comments.