It’s a well established fact that the British, while fond of cold, dreary days full of foul weather, are ill-equipped to actually drive in them. In fact, their compatriots in Hereford devoted an entire segment to this problem, which included an ingenious use of farm implements and a vile drink called . . . Bovril.
The abandoned cars, people wandering around, and general chaos reminds me of the snow storms in the winter of 2006 in Seattle, when people abandoned their cars on the highway, sometimes in the middle of the road, and walked away. I was on the bus that day, and the 20-mile trip from the office to home that normally took an hour, lasted nearly six. Judging from this video, we really could have used this driver.
From the North Riding in Yorkshire comes a video that make give you a chuckle, or it might make you sigh.
[youtube width=”700″ height=”525″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Pcdg9m7Dao[/youtube]