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snow what? [Dec. 30th, 2003|11:03 pm]
Just me.
It's snowing here, and sticking. People at work were freaking out, along the lines of "We may have to close tomorrow" because the weather is predicting 3 whole inches. And these people aren't even driving 50 minutes to work like I am, yet they're convinced that there's a high likelyhood the snow will keep them from being able to get to work.

I find this particularly bizarre, as 90% of my cow-orkers are from the Sea-tac area, where it snows about every other year, and thus, shouldn't be a huge deal, especially not 3 inches.
Whereas I am from the Deep South land of Red Stick, where it snows about a half inch every 15 years. By the time I was 24, I'd seen snow only twice in my life. And the Tacomans are acting about as freaked out about the snow as I remember the Southerners acting. I guess it's all relative, but still, it's kinda irritating.

I thought about refraining from making the obvious "3 inches is no big deal, nor anything to be afraid of" joke, but I guess it was too tempting not to.

[User Picture]From: holyoutlaw
2003-12-30 08:26 pm (UTC)
Being from the midwest, where a three inch snowfall happens a few times a month during the winter, I've found Seattle attitudes towards snow mysterious, also.

But the hills and the vast number of unskilled drivers spinning out in their SUVs make a big difference. Oh well.
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[User Picture]From: herbaliser
2003-12-30 08:47 pm (UTC)
this kind of snow happens only about once every two years, really.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2003-12-31 06:17 am (UTC)

uh, yeah...

yeah, that's pretty much what I meant by "it snows about every other year"....

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[User Picture]From: lemur68
2003-12-30 09:18 pm (UTC)
Once I get up there I'm gonna be all hahah pussies.
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[User Picture]From: repoman
2003-12-31 06:05 am (UTC)
Having once lived in Toronto, I can say no amount of snow is intimidating. The thing I don't get is driving in snow is safer than driving during a rain storm, yet everyone is driving like old people fuck...slow and sloppy.

Here's to you having a chance to do a little sledding before it goes away...
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