Maybe I live in a parallel universe.
Maybe the laws of physics in my universe are different from those in the universe(s) occupied by other drivers.
This almost metaphysical thought crossed my mind as I was driving through a fairly heavy snowstorm the other day after visiting a friend in Owen Sound.
Highway 10 was passable, but snow-covered.
There was decent grip, but it was slippery.
I was driving my Porsche-du-Jour, a Panamera Turbo S, complete with one of the world's most sophisticated full-time four-wheel drive systems, and top-quality winter tires.
I was going at a 'normal' rate of knots - maybe a buck-ten (OK, OK, so it was an 80 km/h zone).
A previous-generation Hyundai Sonata went smoking past me like I was standing still.
It was too dark to see if the car had black steel wheels, which would suggest it also had winter tires on it.
And for sure Hyundai did not - does not - make a four-wheel drive Sonata.
It was also too dark to see who was driving - it was a smallish person, because his/her head barely projected above the head rest.
Maybe this person was a winter driving expert. I mean, I have taken - or taught - an average of one advanced driver training program per year for 30 years. I am reasonably aware of what it takes to handle a car in less-than-optimum conditions.
Did this person have similar training and expertise?
So I am wondering where this person thought (s)he was getting the traction to drive this fast?
And then a FedEx truck went smoking past me too.