Neither Rain nor Hail nor Snow nor Gloom of Night…

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Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Ordinary Times. Relapsed Lawyer, admitted to practice law (under his real name) in California and Oregon. On Twitter, to his frequent regret, at @burtlikko. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.

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  1. Avatar Mike Schilling
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    Had it been me, I would have turned back, called and explained that I was sorry, but unwilling to drive in such life-threatening conditions. Would that have put you in contempt?Report

  2. Avatar Jam3z Aitch
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    Gah! My empathies, Burt. Be safe.Report

  3. Avatar Glyph
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    Dude, unless court ends early, just stay the night at a hotel and get drunk at the hotel bar. Drive back the next morning.

    Working a full day and THEN driving another workday duration in darkness/inclement conditions is a bad idea, you’ll be tired and your reflexes will be shot.Report

  4. Avatar zic
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    You should try being a professional musician; and getting to make these long drives in hazardous conditions after the gigs over and many of the folk sharing the road with you were just popping back last-call as you packed your gear.

    I won’t let my sweetie gig on New Years Eve any longer, though it’s typically the best-paying gig of the year. Not worth it. We stay home and watch the 3 Stooges marathon.Report

  5. Avatar Vikram Bath
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    I’ve managed to avoid buying snow chains thus far. We’ve only gotten totally stuck twice. The first time we were totally irrevocably stuck and had to be towed out by a good samaritan with a tow strap. The second time, I managed to dig ourselves out of the ice with an axe that I kept in the car for such an occasion.

    Of course, getting stuck isn’t the same as dying, but I seem to spend more time thinking about the former than the latter since I haven’t died yet.Report

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