Print Story Conditions Deteriorating: Executive Decision
By gzt (Sat Dec 20, 2008 at 06:44:34 AM EST) gzt, captain (all tags)
Conditions deteriorating fast. I have to be at a wedding in 7.5 hours. It's a 2 hour drive away. Conditions deteriorating. A large stretch of road has just been downgraded to partially snow-covered. Direction of travel: toward the snowfall. Do I go now and hope to beat the crap, or delay, counting on the snowfall to stop and the roads to be cleared?

Lives hang in the balance. Remember, I don't want to have to waste 4 hours in the middle of nowhere before the wedding at 6, but I also don't want to die in a snowdrift. Either one of those is potentially fatal.

Well, I think I'll leave soon, go until I hit Des Moines, get lunch, look at the weather, and either wait for a little bit or grind out the last leg of the journey, depending on how it looks. Wedding is at 6.

Road conditions downgraded again. Frig! I must act. I just IMed the bride. She was all, "Light snow, not too bad, come now, you can help." Well, maybe I should give it a shot.

Send out a search party if you don't hear back in 4 hours. This is the captain, out.

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FRIG by gzt (2.00 / 0) #1 Sat Dec 20, 2008 at 07:07:33 AM EST
Highways around destination just downgraded to "travel not advised".

Don't forget an extra layer by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #2 Sat Dec 20, 2008 at 07:12:09 AM EST

and a two-pound bag of peanut M&Ms. You can live forever on those. Oh, and ammo, and some snowshoes. That way, you can hoof it for the last leg if you have to. If that happens, though, you'll want to leave about two days ago.

You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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shit, it's been 4 hours. by garlic (2.00 / 0) #4 Sun Dec 21, 2008 at 05:24:13 AM EST
Captain? Come in Captain?

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go for it. by dev trash (4.00 / 1) #3 Sat Dec 20, 2008 at 10:56:12 AM EST
if not for you who would the state patrol and the snow plower guys have to call 'asshole' for being out when not really needed?

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