Thursday, December 23, 2010

De-icing a car: we in the west will chuckle, everyone else will groan


(Thanks to reader Reality Check for the link)

10 comments:

inkslingerblog said...

*laughing* Too funny! :)

Paula said...

Really? Is anyone that dumb? Everyone knows the first step in a properly executed de-icing is to start the car and get some defroster action going. Duh!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha

word verification:

dense

no kidding

Mike Westfall said...

When I lived in southern Calif, on those few days when the windshield was frozen over I'd just toss a pot of hot water over the window and all was good. I quickly learned that that is not a good tactic here in northern New Mexico. Oh, it gets your windshield de-iced all right, but the water then runs down onto your driveway where it immediately freezes up again and doesn't melt until spring.

beachbirdie said...

LOL! Very funny!

Yep, been there/done that.

I used to go out and do it in my bare hands. Silly me. Of course I used to run 30 yards barefoot through the snow to get my mail from the roadside box...

Hot water is NOT a good idea! My husband cracked our windshield doing that. Arrgghh.

Cathy M. said...

Bless his heart. I winced when he fell.

I pray that I never own another car without remote start, and heated seats. (Al-Qaeda probably uses folks like me in anti-American propaganda.)

RealityCheck said...

"Yep, been there/done that."

Not me... I'm way to smart to live in a state with that kind of weather...

Oh... wait a minute... we just elected Jerry Brown... for the second time...

Never mind. ;-)

DJP said...

Yep, RC; people in our state couldn't be trusted with real weather.

Susan said...

This clueless SoCal resident asks: But why did you ice your car in the first place??

[\trying to duck densely-packed snowballs and razor-sharp icicles from incensed N/E/NE folks]

candy said...

Bruce, being from NH, can totally relate to this. I used to get off work at midnight and have to go through this whole ritual when I lived there also. Chip, chip, chipping away at ice.