South Mississippians woke up Wednesday morning with ice-encased cars and trucks (except for those of you with carports and garages, of course). Since ice-coated windshields are not a common thing down here, and most stores don’t carry a big supply of ice scrapers (or, in some cases, any), folks on the Coast sometimes have to use creativity.
For example, the few times I have to scrape a windshield, I head to the kitchen to get my sturdy plastic spatula. After all, if it’s safe to use on nonstick cookware, it shouldn’t scratch the glass on my car. A coworker says he used two parts vinegar and one part water to thin the ice. Another coworker used “a can of Pringles. That’s all I had.”