I can’t get excited by the weather in any way, shape or form. I was oblivious to everything yesterday until I fired up Facebook and Twitter to see millions of “IT’S SNOWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” type messages.
I’m surprised David Attenborough hasn’t yet put one of them sweeping cameras (the ones which are used to record and follow buffalo migration) in our office to capture the moment something significant happens with the weather (significant can mean anything from it being sunny, drizzle, rain, hail, sleet or snow). It only takes one person to shout “Look at the weather” and one of the natural wonders of the world will suddenly happen…a stampede to the windows. Mouths gaping wide and squeals of “Oh my god, have you seen it”? And that’s just the men.
Me: “Yes, it’s rain. It’s that wet stuff that falls from the sky” / “Yes, it’s that big yellow thing in the sky making it hot” / “Snow? Yeh, I’ve seen it loads of times”.
Snow gets people excited for some reason; I can’t take to the stuff personally. Maybe it’s because I once threw a snowball at an ex-girlfriend, but it turned out that she didn’t catch my drift (Wahey…I’m here all week).
Snow just means venturing outdoors becomes a dice with death. I end up walking to the shop like an old man…taking dead small steps, as if I’m walking across a balancing beam, ensuring I don’t end up arse over tit.
Luckily enough though, for all the “IT’S SNOWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” messages, even from people who live not far from me and in the same city, I looked out the window this morning and there was feck all snow. Although, yet again, the news headlines this morning already make one nights snow fall turn into Armageddon like conditions.
It’s December, it gets cold, things will ice up and it’s probably going to snow. Just get on with it. If you don’t need to urgently travel anywhere, then don’t. Why does it become headline news…every year? I feel sorry for the people caught up behind a jack knifed lorries who were stuck in there cars overnight and things like that, but as a country that is prone to cold weather it’s embarrassing that we can’t cope with snow or ice. Canadians/Americans who get proper snow drifts must piss themselves laughing that we grind to a halt with a couple of inches of snow.
In other news it’s my last day at work today until 4th Jan. Whoo Hoo. Productivity today will be zilch. Who’s brought the Battleships or Connect 4 in?