Ahh, the immortal lyrics as posed by The Clash.
Also the question most office employees find themselves asking when they start to see snow fall which will most likely effect their evening commute.
Most people seem to be in the "I should leave early" camp. They see the snow start to fall and begin to ponder the ways that they might get out of work early. Sometimes it is a legitimate reason, like they live far away or need to be home in time for something important. Other times the reasons are a little bit suspect, such as that they need to get home because their Tivo isn't working. And sometimes, they are just honest, saying they want to leave early.
Personally, I am of the other school of thought. I believe that snowy commute is better if you just stay at work later. Today, for example, I stayed at work until 6:20 PM and it took me about 25 minutes to get home. Sometimes on a nice spring day it takes me longer to get home than that. Sure, the roads were slushy and I couldn't go faster than 35 mph, but hell, there were fewer cars on the road and it was great.
Of course, it also helps that I drive a Jeep Liberty with 4 wheel drive that would allow me to drive over Everest if I wanted to.
~ The Office Scribe
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