…at a -33°F Saint Paul Morning!
It is a fine Wednesday morning here in Old Saint Paul, Minnesota! The temperature is currently -13°F, and with a wind out of the WNW at 14 mph, the wind chill adjusted temperature is -33°F (and the temp is sure to drop even more as dawn approaches).
This very likely why we are INSIDE Josef Rusicka’s “Joe’s Café & Coffee (Pretty Good Food & Great Coffee)” enjoying our “Danger Bay Collectible Mugs” of organically & shade-grown, Fair Trade, Rusicka Blend (tastes just like the fru-fru coffee shop $5 coffee—only better!).
“Some time ago Boomer,” Fred began as Josef filled his now empty mug, “you mentioned in one of our posts, that in late January we would tire of Winter…”
“It IS late January,” Carl rumbled his interruption, “and WE ARE!”
“Ya think?” I asked, and then continued. “You guys can hibernate through this in the warmth of your homes—I, on the other hand have to work out in this lovely weather.”
“Your truck has a heater doesn’t it?” Josef piped up, polishing his already shiny counter-top.
“Oh yeah—heavy duty heater,” I answered, “But, I haven’t quite figured out how to load & unload the thing without actually going outside.”
“You busy?” Carl, knowing the answer, asked anyway.
“Extremely,” I sighed, “apparently lotsa dummies were talkin’ on their cells, shaving, reading the morning news, changing the station on their radios, or otherwise not paying attention to their driving a week ago Monday during that so-called ‘light snow,’ we had.”
“Well, it appears,” Fred smiled, “you were on the mark when you said: ‘We in the auto body parts supply & repair field have a name for them—BUSINESS!’ don’t you think?”
“I was,” I replied, “but some people died unnecessarily as a result. It’s just flat stupid to not give your full attention on the road!”
“Don’t hold back, Boomer,” Carl smiled, grimly, “tell us how you really feel!”
“I think I just did.”