Winter storm Inga is bringing deep snow and freezing conditions to Texas, and while hundreds of thousands of students are getting the day off, people still need to get to work.
The problem? No one seems to own an ice scraper. This is Texas, after all. They're far more accustom to heatwaves than snow storms. That means Texans have had to get pretty inventive when it comes to their morning commute. Luckily, they didn't let a little ice get in the way of getting to work!
A frisbee is probably going to take you a while... Do not recommend.
Some people went with clothes hangers.
That's just going to scratch your window... Come on people!
Some people went with science. Which is pretty foolproof. But, while we're on this tip, allow us to recommend using something less expensive? Don't we all have a bottle of cheap liquor that we wouldn't mind sparing, rather than something expensive and actually good?
This morning I poured an entire bottle of titos vodka on my windshield to unfreeze it 10 minutes before work. It worked like a charm but hurt my heart so much.— Anna Grace (@Da_Real_AG_) January 16, 2018
A key chain will take you hours. But if you aren't in a rush to get to work, we get it. Honestly.
Gift, credit, and membership cards didn't go so well for most people... But that didn't stop them from trying time and time again. (Even if they're from Wisconsin and definitely know better).
Woah woah woah, my parents sent me out to scrape the windshield almost everyday when I was a kid! Anyone from WI is an old pro at this. Just never had to do it without a scraper before, so the bucee’s gift card got called into action today. Not nearly as effective FYI. https://t.co/L02vpvLq7X— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 16, 2018
Others took to Twitter to offer some hacks for the poor Texans. Basically there was one hack to rule all hacks: Throw cool water — not hot! — if you're trying to get rid of the ice. As people pointed out repeatedly, hot water will potentially crack your windshield — and no one wants that.
Easier to dump COOL water on the windshield after you've started warming up your vehicle with the window defroster— Laurie Lichnerowicz (@LaurieLich) January 16, 2018
PSA: to de-ice your car windshield pour COLD water over it— LeepsTheKeeps (@LeeperTheKeeper) January 16, 2018
DONT THROW HOT WATER ON YOUR WINDSHIELD TO GET I️CE OFF IT WILL CRACK !!!— Unicorn 🦄 (@Ashloooooo) January 16, 2018
SOS FRIENDS!!!! RUBBING ALCOHOL & WATER GETS THE ICE OF YOUR WINDSHIELD INSTANTLY!!!!— sab (@Sabrinaaa_18) January 16, 2018
Some people from up north weren't so kind. And, like, you have to admit: The struggle is pretty funny to watch.
You'll get through this, Texas.