Lets review some of the positive aspects of living in the country:
peace and quiet
So, now you're probably picturing yourself enjoying a peaceful drive in the scenic countryside.
It's all a lie. Let me tell you about the real country roads.
First, you have the dirt and gravel roads. So quaint, right? Wrong. Your car is never going to be clean and they are certainly not conducive to running late. Especially when the weather is bad. You will never see the potholes coming when it's raining. Or snowing. But you probably won't even be driving if it's snowing, because no one plows the roads. Also, somehow the fact that there are no yellow lines seems to give drivers the permission to drive down the center of the road. At high speeds. On winding, hilly roads.
And then there are the deer.
If you are fortunate enough to be driving on a paved road, it is most likely going to be one lane. And it will still be winding. And you are probably going to get stuck behind a nice old man taking a leisurely drive at approximately 35 mph in a 55 mph zone. Or better yet, a tractor. And there will be no passing lanes. If you do happen upon a passing lane, one of two things will happen. Either the old man will now realize how slow he's been driving and proceed to speed up, or suddenly, a steady stream of oncoming traffic will appear out of nowhere. So, you will take a deep breath and thank God for giving you this opportunity to practice patience. But, since it takes at least 30 minutes, on a good day, to get to the nearest anything, it is likely that your patience will run out.
If you're anything like me, that is. If not, you'd probably do well in the country.
Day 22, Wednesday: Rant about something.