Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Snow! And a plea for your local Snowplow driver
Now, on to the 'plea'. My husband plows snow for a living. Yes, he chose that profession. We have several discussions after his 14-15 hour shifts about how he nearly escaped being killed by people driving stupid on the freeway. Yes-the snow plows are GIGANTIC, but they can still get hurt, more tho-end up hurting drivers. So, please-if you are driving on the freeway (or Bangerter!) don't attempt to pass and cut off your local snowplow driver. The wing plows alone on the snow plow weighs as much as a compact car. Passing them could be super dangerous especially if you can't see the wing blades. Plus could you imagine them having to slam on their breaks because someone cut them off, then the pile up that could happen?
I don't know how they drive those things to begin with. There are about 400 buttons, 13 different gears, plus it's ginormous. My girls and I got to sit in his truck one day. It was super intimidating. So because I love my husband and need him to come home every day after working 15 hour shifts, please please give some love to your fellow snow plow driver. They are people too and have families and they are doing a service to the community - so you can go to work in the morning, get your latte from Starbucks and arrive safely to your destinations.
Snowy Hugs! ;)