Monday, October 29, 2012
Necessity is a mother (of invention)
Perhaps you dashed from the house this morning, running a little late.
If the car wasn't sleeping in a toasty garage, you were probably faced with annoying snowflake-shaped frost stuck on the windshield. Everybody knows frost laughs at windshield wipers and is more frustrating to remove than day-old chili queso.
Ice scraper in the car? Surely you jest. That's like keeping sun block in the beach bag or batteries in the flashlight.
Not everyone was a Boy Scout.
Anyway, it was one of those mornings when time wasn't on my side. And then...I had to endure a taunting from sarcastic windshield frost.
You know what works well in a scraping emergency?
A box of gum.
Not the gum...just the box part. Resourcefulness struck back at frost and a ticking clock to boot.
Soon a dusting of frost will seem like a polite acquaintance. It's almost time to scrape packed snow and ice from the car.
Yes, this year I'll think ahead.
Where's an old CD case?