Received the following e-mail message recently in my inbox recently (sorry that I don't know the original source, but thanks, whoever you are) :
The Government has issued a travel warning due to the cold weather.
They suggest that anyone travelling in the current icy conditions should make sure they have the following:
Blankets or sleeping bag
Extra clothing including hat and gloves
24 hours worth of food
Flashlight with spare batteries
Road Flares or Reflective Triangles
Empty gas Can
First Aid Kit
I looked like an idiot on the bus this morning!
End of e-mail
Ok, I thought this was pretty clever when I saw it. Here's the thing--with the weather in Illinois, many people had problems (whether they were in a bus or in their cars) last night and this morning, and I bet they wouldn't find the thought of having extra supplies with them in their situation very amusing. You can read about it here. Just something to think about--during cold, wintry weather (or any weather, really) you might want to think about packing a little something along with you if there's any possibility you might find yourself stranded--in a car, bus, or wherever you may be...