Sunday, March 6, 2011

Oh Ice, Why Do You Slip Me?

In typical Sunday tradition I’m dreading work tomorrow. And while I am just dreading going, in general, I’m especially dreading seeing the condition of our parking lot. All winter it has doubled as an ice rink. Until this week when it finally thawed. Yesterday it rained and then snowed again, Ugh! The roads weren’t icy so that is in my favor, but I don’t want to get my hopes up.

So what does my boss do to prevent us from slipping? He tells us to be very careful, it’s slippery (another nugget). Most people use salt, not my boss. We have salt, but we don’t use it. I’m not sure why. But I have my guesses:

1) He thinks it gets better with age. Its been there over 7 years. Maybe he figures when he finally lays it down, the ice with instantly evaporate.

2) He is holding onto it expecting it to increase in value. So when he drives our business into the ground, he can go into the salt business. Which would only work if #3 were true.

3) He believes it will multiply. After everyone is gone for the day, it does it magic thing and makes more. Last time I looked the bags didn't seem any plumper, but I don't have my boss’ keen eye.

4) It is not a bag of salt, but a memorial for all those who have slipped before.

What do you think?


  1. me + ice = disaster. i've effed up my tail bone 3 ZILLION times falling on ice. it is no beuno. you should get some yak tracks!! they are very helpful!!
    i mean, really your boss should just salt the lot, but since that doesn't seem likely? yak. tracks.

  2. Maybe he is saving it for a huge margarita party?! Not :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  3. Definitely a memorial!

    On another note, thank you for reminding me why I live in So Cal.