A Sarcasm of Snow

Feh. This morning I blew a light  inch of snow off my car — that’s how little we got. But, somehow, schools were still 2 hours late… and the parents of school-aged children were cranky because they had to reschedule their days for nuisance snow. Many people would just like one good snow, where work gets canceled or we all get to telecommute.

I admit to having fantasies about sleeping in, then slowly sipping cocoa while I watch the neighbors’ mini-terrier flounder through the snow as he barks at the falling flakes (it’s the sort of dog that gets so excited it falls over while it barks at the neighbor leaving for work at the same time every day).

I do admit that people around here just don’t know how to handle a light dusting of snowflakes, the threat of black ice (OK, just stay home for that one folks… yesterday’s vision of small kids skeetering across the highway/city street where it was slick as glass really horrified me), fog (a frequent occurrence) and rain. At least I don’t live in Alaska, where I wouldn’t have any idea how to handle a car battery that freezes solid, and I would be unnerved if I had to drive on streets with snow walls on either side of the car (which I’ve seen in Michigan).

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2 Responses to “A Sarcasm of Snow”


  1. 1 magnusmog January 16, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    No snow here – just dismal rain which makes daylight seem like a forlorn memory 🙂

    • 2 wordtapestry January 16, 2009 at 11:30 pm

      If we could combine your rain with our 6 degree F weather (which is around -13 degrees C), I bet we could have a snowstorm. Silly me, thinking of that.


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