Gosh – it’s snowing in England

Isn’t it amazing that the arrival of snow in places that do not generally expect it during their winter (e.g. England) always has the same effects?

  1. There is no other news topic.
  2. Some idiot drives too fast and blocks a major road for 10 hours.
  3. Kids rush out to build snowmen before it is too late.
  4. Schools are closed because the buses were cancelled and teachers apparently can’t drive in bad weather.
  5. The police ask people not to go outside unless absolutely necessary (i.e. to build snowmen).
  6. Very few people bother to go to work, partly due to points 2, 4 and 5.
  7. Everyone tweets how many centimetres/inches of snow they have.
  8. You turn on the TV and stare out of the window at a better display.  On TV is nothing but pictures of other peoples’ snow.
  9. Lighting a fire suddenly becomes a nostalgic necessity.