After the HEAVY shovelling to get my beast of a car out, I will NEVER EVER bitch about space saving.
I get it.
(This is my second city of Chicago winter, and last year well, we didn't really have a storm of the same ilk as we just had.)
This is just a note to the five or six couples that bumped into me while walking down Broadway today.
When there is just a little narrow patch of shoveled walkway which allows one person each way to walk down, you CAN let go of your girlfriend. She is NOT going to float away and disappear. You can walk in front of her, she can walk in front of you, whatever. Just let other people pass. Be courteous.
If you live in Chicago, learn how to bloody drive in the snow.
This is nothing new people! It snows EVERY year, contrary to popular belief (or perhaps unpopular). You'd think after living through a winter or two or ten here, one might use that facinating thing called a brain and learn that it's not REALLY nessesary to drive 15 miles under the speed limit when no one is even in front of you, just because it snowed two days ago. Nor do you have reason to do idiotic things, that you normally woudln't do if there wasn't an ouce of snow on the ground.
The streets have been plowed, it hasn't snowed since then. They are clean, drive as normal (And be thankful that your city not only cleans almost all roads after a major snow storm, but many sidewalks too!).
Of course the presence of plowed snow might make the streets a bit narrower and less accessable, but come on guys! It's not as if you don't already live in a city where many streets are narrow with the curbs packed with parked cars. And yes I do take into account the vistors, and the toursists, and the people who recently moved from non snowy areas. But I highly doubt that this city is so full of tourists and new residents that unseasoned drivers make up the majority (unless you're in from the far out suburbs).
Get over yourselves and get over your cars, people, and just drive.
I'm against the smoking ban, but what's this 3 years bullshit?
I just recently moved here in September. So I don't know, maybe this is what ALL Chicago snow cone trucks do, but...
IS IT NORMAL FOR THEM TO BE OUT IN DECEMBER?? I mean, come on... who the fuck is going to buy a snow cone in December?
I've been living in the same house in Oak Lawn for about 23 years now. I've never had a problem with traffic in my neighborhood (even though I do live right off of one of the most congested intersections in the Chicagoland area). For some reason, out of the blue, the village decided to make EVERY GOD DAMN STREET around my house either a one way street or a dead end. Now, if I want to go to or from my house I have to go AT LEAST three or four blocks out of my way just to get to the major intersection that is literally half a block from my front door. Not to mention that this new route I have to take brings me past the Metra tracks. Oh yeah, and starting in a couple of months, Metra will be running 30 trains a day across those tracks instead of the 15 a day that run now.
Also, the big bright yellow Dead End signs all over my neighborhood are a really nice touch. It would be such a shame if someone vandalized them. Tonight.
To the asshole in Bridgeport who rear ended that dude on 35th last night and took off. What the fuck’s wrong with you? You don’t stop even though you’re coming up on a stop sign and there’s a car stopped in front of you, and then you take off after you slam into the other guy's rear bumper? Idiots like you shouldn’t be allowed to drive (and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find out you don't even have a license).
I know the people you hit chased after you, and I hope that A) they got your tag number and called the cops, or B) chased you down and beat your ass. Either option works for me.
I hate people who complain about things to me. I'm not going to pretend that I don't complain. Quite the contrary actually. I hate a lot of things (and people) and I'm not afraid to open my mouth about it. I'm complaining right now. I just don't want to sit around pretending like I'm interested in listening to anyone else's problems. Especially when they are ridiculously trite.