News Flash people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It snows here in Canada. Every winter many white frozen flakes snow accumulate on the ground here in our great country. When this happens our country doesn’t shut down (except in the case of T.O when Mayor Mel ordered in the army). Life generally continues, people shovel the snow off their lanes, clean off their cars and proceed with their daily lives.
Part of the daily routine in Canada is going to Tim Horton’s to get a warm cup of Joe before starting on their daily commute whether it has snowed or not. Earlier this year I decided that I wouldn’t use the drive thru after I witnessed a dramatic heist at the drive thru window. Also I thought about the enviromental problems that I was contributing to by waiting in the drive thru. So for the better part of the last 4 months I have parked my car in the parking lot and walked into the store to get my coffee. Heroic it is not, but every little bit helps (at least that’s what David Suzuki tells me).
As I went to get my coffee the other morning I was astounded to see how many cars were stuck in the drive thru . The drive thru was packed out to the road in both directions. I counted 26 cars in both directions coming in from both entrances to the parking lot. I entered the Tim Horton’s to get me and the First Lady our provisions and walked back out a mere 4 minutes later smiling and shaking my head at those who continued to wait. I was greeted by a wonderful musical medley of cars honking at each other and all the while giving each other the evil stink eye. It was sheer delight on my part, watching all of these people wasting their time in their cars waiting and getting frustrated.
I have no doubt that the Tim Horton’s drive thru is the precursor to the horrible driving habits that people display while driving in the snow during my commute. They must be so angry that they are taking it out on the mean streets as they drive. These angry drivers regularly forget to indicate a lane change, they often follow too closely and they love to swerve in and out of traffic. Now I realize this is a huge generalization and it would be impossible to blame the drive thru for all of this, but the next time you have a craving for a double double or a french vanilla, try walking into the store to purchase them instead and see what kind of mood you leave the store in. I bet you dimes to dollars that you will much be happier than those folks in the Talledega drive thru 500.