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In which i justified it


Exciting news.  I finally justified my 10-year-old car which has permanent 4-wheel drive and a huge clearance.  I’ve enjoyed it all these years (other than the hidden cup holders which eluded me for 9 years) and now I can finally say that it’s a good thing that I own it.


Here’s what happened:


Yesterday, Kevin and I were going to the airport to pick up Andie (she was in New York but that is of no consequence to this story) when all of a sudden, the skies opened up.  And by opened up I mean that we had over 2 inches of rain in a matter of a few minutes.


It was pouring and alerts were going off on my phone saying “flash flood alert” and all that jazz but I was ignoring it because, well because I live on top of a hill and it rarely floods on the top (you know, because of GRAVITY and all.)


Anyways, it was pouring and we headed out to the airport and frankly, I was amazed that Andie’s flight was on time because it was a bit difficult to drive with all the rain and the other stupid people on the road.  In the first ½ mile I must have passed about 4 fire trucks that were probably responding to floods and wrecks and whatnot.


I was approaching the road to the airport when I came upon a big dip in the road that was absolutely flooded.  I mean, water was gushing out of the sewers and it was pretty wide and pretty deep.  In the opposite direction a police officer had closed off the road but in my direction, nothing.


All the people in front of me were turning around but honestly, I would have had to take a massive detour to turn around and we were already late due to all the incompetent drivers on the road.


We discussed whether I would get arrested if I crossed the great divide and decided that “no, I wouldn’t as the cops were facing the other direction.”  I then proceeded to go across the water and lo and behold, no problem in my massive car.


I was so excited because it felt like I was in Africa fording a stream and it’s the first time I’ve been able to do that.


I explained to Andie, when we picked her up, that it was a “good thing we had my all terrain vehicle” and she told me I was “dumb” and this was a “pointless story” and all sorts of other “Andie-like” comments but I was pretty pleased with myself.


The long and short of it is that if you wait long enough, you can pretty much justify anything.  At least that might be the point of the story or there might not be a point but whatever.

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  1. Julie
    July 25, 2013

    What is it with bad weather and moronic drivers? When it rains or snows, do IQ points die off?

  2. RMelton
    July 25, 2013

    Kids always think its dumb when you’re right…

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