So, Tuesday morning starts bright and early and ICE-Y as all get out. The hardest part is getting out of my driveway, but I figured it would be clear and smooth sailing after that....until I got to one of the main streets. Usually I take a road that goes from my small side street straight out to the Main Drag. One look at it this morning, a gleam in the early morning sun, suggested that climbing the hill in my little car would not be fun and would likely make me late for work.
So I went past the turn and out to the larger secondary road, made the right hand turn onto the secondary road which has two lanes for going right and left at the light. I am going to be going right, so I pulled up behind the drivers waiting in the right hand lane. I should have noticed there was something odd going on: not one of those three people had their brake lights on, but you never know.
Took me, the car ahead of me and the car behind me a good ten minutes to realize the reason we are not moving is because all the special snowflakes had pulled their cars out of their driveways and parked right in the right turning lane.
Yup, I was late for work. Also felt really stupid that I didn't notice these guys weren't going anywhere.