ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

Mother Nature certainly slowed down our otherwise busy, fast-paced Monday morning. For some reason when snow falls and ice forms on the roads, people get frustrated and take it out on other motorists (not that they don't do that when it's dry and sunny). Several accidents covered Genesee County this morning with our first snow of the season. While things started to clear after a rough morning rush, one accident shut down US-23 took the life of one victim.

A friend of mine, Mike, called me earlier when I was on the air to ask about the closure on US-23. He was in the stand-still with hundreds of other motorists. He then began describing the man behind him who was apparently irate about the traffic situation. He started swearing at Mike as he repeatedly honked his horn. What was Mike supposed to do? Where was he supposed to go?

I know we all lead busy lives. We're always on the go, always have to be somewhere. But why are people today so consumed with keeping their schedules that they lose almost all respect for anyone and everyone else. What ever happened to "Please" and "Thank you"?

Sure it's frustrating to deal with snowy roads, and sure it's frustrating to sit in a traffic jam. But we all need a little more compassion for others and and a lot more patience. Do you think that guy stuck on southbound US-23 with everyone else who was banging on his dash, cursing left and right, and constantly blowing his horn had any idea that someone lost their life? Probably not. But if he did, I bet he was more concerned about something stupid, like... anything else!

ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI