Though our driveway was plowed, a big pile of this ice was left in front of all the cars. After a couple of tries, I finally got over it onto dry pavement.
After my little jaunt about to see the snow in town, I came to the intersection of Old US 70 and Blue Ridge Rd. The people on Blue Ridge have a stop, but not on Old 70...where I was. A woman in a white SUV didn't act like she even saw me, just zoomed up the hill of Blue Ridge Rd, and fortunately I'd slowed down to make that turn...and said a few words to her as she went by. The funny thing was, she was coming to visit the woman in the apartment next to mine, so she met me in the parking lot after we'd both parked, and she admitted she hadn't seen me at all. (That was among the things I told her back as well as "Hey, you had a stop sign.") All was well. But I doubt that she'll slow down any. Some people just zoom through life.
The unrestricted competition so commonly advocated does not leave us the survival of the fittest. The unscrupulous succeed best in accumulating wealth. -Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th US president (1822-1893)