Driving rain

One of the cherished stereotypes about Southern Californian's is that they horribly over-react to every rain storm.  This is because it does not rain very often here, and when it does, roads and hills that are not used to getting wet react badly: the roads get slippery and the hillsides very muddy.*

Today I was driving down the 5 freeway in a rather heavy rain. Having lived in Iceland, the rain storm did not bother me at all, but I was impressed to see that the natives seemed to be doing pretty well as well, even though they were putting on the breaks a bit more often than necessary.

*another sign that Southern California is not built for rain is that all the play structures at the fast food places are actually outdoors, rather than indoors as they are in Iceland, and basically anywhere else in the world.

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