Posted by : Wendy B Sunday, 30 October 2011
I'm sorry. Did you say "more than one inch"?
Now, I understand that ice and wind can make for great inconveniences when they get involved with hydro wires, but .. um... state of emergency? Hey, remember that time China was almost completely shut down for weeks? Yeeeeeah.....
|This is how we handle snow in Canada, bitches!|
Sure, an October snow is surprising. It would be for us too, but, the thing is, in February, about 20 years ago when I visited family in New Jersey, your reaction was the same. I, in my innocence, asked if I could go to the mall. I was looked at in horrified shock. "NO! YOU CAN'T! IT'S A SNOW STORM!"
I could have blamed the reaction on my family being Jamaican, but no, they had lived in the US for a long time by then. I could have blamed their reaction on it being an actual snow storm, but in fact, the snow was falling in those big fluffy beautiful flakes that Fred Astaire might dance in. Yet, by the time I was naively asking to go to the mall, the city was discussing the extension of the school year because they had already had two weeks of snow days because of weather like this.
Again, that was 20 years ago. Some how, two decades has not been enough for the upper States to figure out what to do when it snows, no matter when in the season this occurs. That's pretty pathetic.
On the positive side, this gives me comfort. I am assured now that the US will never win a war against Canada unless they can pull it off between May and September. Our oil is safe.