Washing the car. In that it's a dance that exhausts me. It obviously needs it, since my normally dark blue car is now a nice salty white, marking my clothes anytime I lean into the trunk to get groceries or brush up against the door trying to get in. But I can't wash it when it's going to snow, because then it'll just get covered in snow and instantly dirty. I can't wash it when it's too cold, because the locks and doors may freeze. I can't wash it ever, it seems like, because winter days are always one of those things.
The expectation that since you can drive, it's o.k. to drive in major snow. You know what? It's not. Not even a little bit. Laugh all you will at those southern cities who shut down at 2 inches of snow, but I think they have they right idea. We'd all be better off staying home when it snows even a little instead of trying to deal with idiot drivers who think that since they have an SUV, they are quite capable of driving the actual 45mph speed limit in 5 inches of snow. You're not. I mean, sure you can drive in 5 inches of snow. You just can't stop in 5 inches of snow. Which you'll find out when you try and brake. Good luck with that.
Pumping gas. This just sucks ass no matter the weather, but in winter? Oh, lord. There's the decision of whether to do it now, or wait in the hopes that the temps will bust out of the single digits. There's the further decision of whether to wear your gloves while you do it and risk getting gasoline all over them or take them off and have gas get on your hands. And please don't get me started on the aggravation of the stupid receipt machine running out of paper and you having to troop through dirty slush to the station to get your receipt. Or just leaving without it and telling the husband that you lost it.
Do you drive in winter? What sucks about it?
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