So when a winter blast blanketed thousands of windshields across the state with ice on January 16, Texans needed to get creative.
Some used everyday household items, like Frisbees, spatulas and levels, to scrape ice off their windshield. Less conventional tools, like a tamale spreader and a machete, proved to work as well.
One man, however, completely destroyed a gift card in his attempt.
He could use a lesson from football star J.J. Watt, who seemed to be making progress with a Buc-ee's gift card, though he said it wasn't nearly as effective as an ice scraper:
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