I took these pictures on the way back from getting some work done on our car. It really stinks that the steering started acting up on the day of our first snowstorm. I called immediately this morning, cleared my schedule after my last class, and got an appointment... Then the snow started falling. And falling!!!
The driving was so rough heading home that it took me two hours to drive what should have taken half an hour. That's not so odd for Moscow, but it was "Gosh, I'm gonna puke from adrenaline overload" hard.
It culminated in this "little" bottleneck. STANDSTILL, with '80s Russian pop music blaring from tin cars' thin doors. When I got out of my car to take this video, two guys shouted, "Hey, send that to Luzhkov!" and started clapping. That's the mayor... I bet his inbox is filled with all kinds of cheery greetings...!
I was lucky to get "spit out" from the eye of the storm by having some random guy leave his car to direct traffic for a bit--aggressively. I can only imagine how long others were stuck there in a angry stand-off!
What a long day. And then at 11:30 p.m., I began entering all of today's grades into the online grade book in order to meet the deadline for tomorrow's 10th grade parent/teacher conferences... (Wifi at the car dealership wasn't working).