Rain, rain, go away. Please come back another day. It’s been raining nearly every darned day this week. My lawn certainly loves it. I’ve been mowing my lawn twice a week. It’s a great work out. Don’t get me wrong. Who needs the gym? I was thinking about using the firewood pile that’s floated over from my neighbor’s house to build an Arc. My dogs don’t want to go outside. But when they do, and they come in all wet, it’s like the rain has turned up their governor and they run around the house like raving lunatics. But it’s been kinda crazy out there. I switched on the news and people have been driving into deep water, losing their cars to a watery grave and some people have even drown. Has everyone forgotten the most important thing that they warn us about, year after year, when it’s raining like this, turn around don’t drown.
With constant rain, water depths are very deceptive. You remember that word “deception” from your divorce therapist, right? We all know that you should never attempt to drive through flood waters or on flooded roads. And, if your vehicle stalls out, just leave it and seek higher ground. You may also remember the seeking higher ground information from your last divorce therapy session. Water only two feet deep can carry your car away. And, if you abandon your car and seek higher ground, remember that six inches of fast moving water can knock you off your feet. Exactly like that divorce settlement did.
So, when you see water on the roadway, don’t attempt to drive through it. Either pull off to the side of the road and catch up on your texting while you watch to see if other cars are coming out okay on the other side. Try to live through this rainy season so next year you can re-live those experiences.

Until next week…

Daun Thompson
Writer / Comedienne / Artist

Turn Around Don’t Drown – Comedy Defensive Driving