I got a call at 5:45 a.m. this morning. DH hit an ice patch on the way to work and was stuck in a ditch. He thought he could dig his way out so I took him a shovel.
Now. Picture this. It's dark. The road is covered with snow and ice—clearly has not been plowed. My Jeep is sitting in the right hand lane, inside lights ON and my headlights turned on bright—clearly illuminating my husband's car sticking out of the ditch and partially blocking the left hand lane several yards ahead. A few more yards down, there is another car in the ditch with hazard lights blinking—clearly indicating that this is a sticky situation. Got it?
So what would YOU do if you turned onto this street? Slow down, assess the situation, then turn around and go another way? That is what one smart driver did.
Or maybe slow down, assess the situation, and if you had 4-wheel drive proceed very cautiously? That is what another smart driver did.
But three very not-smart drivers came barreling down the road, close to 40 mph, weaving around me, then around DH's rear end (the car's, not his), slipping and sliding past the other ditch-bound car and continuing on their very oblivious way.
P.S. DH got out okay. A friend from work had a truck and a tow strap.