The rains are here in good old Southern California and thus the hazards that come with it. You see here in California, and especially in the Los Angeles area, no one knows how to drive in the rain! Despite the fact that we have one of the highest percentages per population of drivers on the road, and a huge transit system, it wouldn’t seem that a little bit of water just frightens everyone. I think that if anyone in Los Angeles ever saw real weather they would cower and hide.
Driving is not the only hazard in Cali with the rains, oh no! You see we just are not equipped to deal with weather, of any kind. We don’t have real seasons here, just Fall and Summer…that’s about it. So when it rains and things get wet, people in buildings, offices, and even retail locations don’t think about putting down entry mats. These mat runners are very useful for giving us patrons and employees a bit a traction on our wet feet as we cross in over that nicely polished, slick floor just waiting to claim its first victim of the new season. I found this out the hard way this very morning.
So as I walked in, coffee in hand, dreams of sugar-plums still dancing in my head, I did not even think that the floor didn’t have commercial indoor outdoor mats and that this would be a rough start to the day indeed. So before I knew it I was staring at the ceiling, on my back, coffee still in hand (I have my priorities you see) and wondering what just happened.
Needless to say after this little snafu, when I came downstairs later for lunch; low and behold nice new office entry mats lay in front of the door. Despite my little brush with death this morning, I am certainly glad to see that tomorrow there will not be a repeat of it. So watch your step, drive safely and here is to a short Winter.