Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Here's to You Mr. Snowplow Driver

In order to fully appreciate this Tuesday Tribute you have to use your imagination.

So, close your eyes and listen as you hear the Budweiser theme song start out softly and slowly build (Jay close your eyes I see you peeking!) to a crescendo!

While this is happening imagine men and women jumping out of bed in the middle of the night, throwing on long underwear, flannel shirts, wool socks and heavy work boots. They bundle up in warm coats, hats and gloves, grab a cup of coffee as they run out the door to brave to winter weather and head to the municipal building where they will fire up the big orange SNOWPLOWS.
(and then you hear in that perfect announcers voice:)

That's right, Here's to you Mr Snowplow driver without whom I would not have been able to get to work to day. You got out there in the middle of the night while the snow was still blowing and the temperatures were below zero and cleared the roads.

While I was sleeping in my nice warm bed you crawled out of yours to put the salt to the ice. To melt that crap so that it was just slush this morning so that my car didn't slip and slide all over the place.

We sometimes take you for granted because it's your job but what if your car doesn't start, you oversleep, or your driveway doesn't get plowed? Who would clear our roads then? So I salute the Snowplow Drivers , those men and women out there working in the worst weather so I can have peace of mind.

OK, music fades and you can open your eyes now. Head over to Jays to read other Tributes or join the fun and write your own


Debbie said...

That is a very nice post. We do forget those around us that make our lives so much easier and better.
Sadly, no snow plows around me. Just rain.

Deb said...

this is great! i did the whole visualization thing and it worked! i do love those commercials.

i am jealous of your snow, but i am glad you played TT, anyway!

see you next tuesday!

jill jill bo bill said...

It was very hard to read this with my eyes closed, ya know. GREAT tribute. We don't have snow here, but I grew up with that crap and being cold and getting up early have to be my 2 worst nightmares.

KatieZ said...

Very creative! I was totally hearing the music in the background! Great job! And I absolutely agree with you! We are dealing with ridiculous amounts of snow here in southern Colorado and thank goodness for the snow plow guy!

Jane! said...

On the other hand if he slept in, I would have an excuse for not going to work...

Jay @halftime lessons said...

YES! So deserving...

Coming from colder climates than I live in now, I have full appreciation for the men and women surrounded in white.

Great idea Sheri, and better execution!!

Great Tuesday's Tribute! Hope to see you again next week!


binks said...

I've never heard of that..... but whatever a snowplow driver is, I am sure they appreciate the sentiment.