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?
- There is no other news topic.
- Some idiot drives too fast and blocks a major road for 10 hours.
- Kids rush out to build snowmen before it is too late.
- Schools are closed because the buses were cancelled and teachers apparently can’t drive in bad weather.
- The police ask people not to go outside unless absolutely necessary (i.e. to build snowmen).
- Very few people bother to go to work, partly due to points 2, 4 and 5.
- Everyone tweets how many centimetres/inches of snow they have.
- 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.
- Lighting a fire suddenly becomes a nostalgic necessity.
One thought on “Gosh – it’s snowing in England”
I worked in a school that closed once in 15 years for snow and that because the LA decreed all schools shut. The head and I walked in to find this out.
If you pay teachers enough to be middle class they do middle class things and move 30 miles from work to live in the sticks. Minor roads do get iffy in snow and they don’t get to work. it ought to be banned, of course.
I never enjoyed driving so lived close enough to all my places of work to walk or cycle in. :0)