Two or three years ago Lorrie came home while I was setting up the christmas tree. I said “Guess what was the best thing that happened to me today?”
“The tree almost slid off the roof of the car onto I-95.”
I had another one of those today. I was driving on Baltimore Avenue, which didn't look too slippery, but as I braked on a slight downward grade behind a line of cars stopped at a red light, the brakes stuttered on the wheels and the car didn't slow down. I pumped the brakes and it didn't help, and at that moment I realized I was going to hit the car in front of me.
And then, with maybe one second before impact, I reached down and yanked the hand brake, and my car stopped without hitting anyone!
If anyone ever criticizes the amount of time I have spent playing video games, I will have an answer all ready.