KISS MY GRITS
November 2015, winter storm Ajax hits western U.S. states. Here is a report about roads in Arizona during the storm: Throughout the day Monday, icy road conditions sent cars sliding, resulting in temporary road closures across the state. Snow and ice on state roadways continued to impact traffic Monday night, causing numerous delays, the Department of Transportation reported.
Does the description include jokes about how Arizona drivers don't know how to drive in snow and ice? NO. It's the ICY ROAD CONDITIONS that sent the cars sliding, making the drivers' skill levels irrelevant.
But let us get snow in Georgia/Alabama/South Carolina, we get no sympathy when our cars slide around and crash like bumper cars. It's all our own faults, because we "don't know how to drive in it."
Folks, there's no safe driving on ice and frozen snow. If you're not bashing into someone, they are slip sliding to crunch into you.
That's why sensible southerners get out to the store when they hear storm warnings. Then when the snow hits they stay home.
It doesn't happen very often. Maybe that's why we get so much ridicule. Because people who live in cold winter states are just damn jealous.