Source: Me and experience
Like most in this country, I’ve watched on TV the traffic messes in the North caused by ice and snow this winter. I just shake my head in disgust at people who live in areas of the country where snow and ice are common sights every year, not so in places like Atlanta.
The last time I lived in such an area was in 1965. I lived in the upper peninsula of Michigan, just below Canada, and we got a lot of snow and ice there. I got my driver’s license in 1964 when I turned 16-years-old. In 1965, my dad, who was in the USAF, was transferred to Brussels, Belgium, and the family went with him.
At 16, I learned to use and DID use tire chains to help keep a car moving and somewhat stable during ice and snow weather. Now, I ask you—why do these ‘yankee doodles’ who live in the North NOT use tire chains? I STILL know how to mount tire chains, and if such a winter were to hit my city in Texas, if I could get my hands on tire chains I would USE them.
If the folks who lived in the North also used tire chains, I’m quite sure the number of abandoned and wrecked vehicles would be greatly reduced.
So, why do them Yankees NOT use them? Doesn’t anybody above the Mason-Dixon line know about tire chains, know how to mount them on their tires, or are they just too damn lazy to use them?
This is absolutely mind boggling!