Dear New York, it's snowing. Get a grip

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Our late night news here in the UK was full of New York’s snow. I was a tad surprised since I thought it was snowing in most of North America!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

To be fair, there is a lot of snow, but I didn’t think people were making a big deal about it.  Schools didn’t even close today.

The federal government in DC shut down because of 4 inches of snow.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Doesnt New York typically get snow every year!? In Seattle you’d think a nuclear disaster guys when it snows and we are never prepared 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@louisianablue:  I agree.  I don’t think this is alarmist at all… But then again, I’ve been at work all day so I haven’t been stalking the local news. I love the snow here in NYC.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I live in Missouri and we all feel the same way! Snow is nothing new and we usually get 2-3 BIG snow storms a year and several smaller. There is no road prep and everyone loses their shit. Now, we’ve been hit with some really big ones the past few years and I know those are tough, but c’mon! It’s the Midwest. We get snow!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I live in Canada. For the past few years, there hasn’t been too much snow, but still a fair amount. This year its coming down like cray, and our city NEVER plows the roads, ever, so right now we have a thick layer of ice across everything. Driving sucks. And theres more snow coming tonight. But, I still hear about New York’s snow, even from here!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@FleeSircus:  I couldn’t have said it better. A snowstorm does NOT warrant a “Breaking News” in NYC for chrissakes. DH and I are in the process of moving as well.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@louisianablue:  

@bkrocks13:  

+1. It’s really not any different here than anywhere else. It always takes a while to get plows and salt to side roads, in my experience, wherever I’ve lived. (If they EVER get salted, that is!)

Though FWIW, some universities definitely did close today, haha.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

Ugh it’s been bugging me all day. I’m from Michigan originally, spent 6 years in DC and then moved back to Michigan. All my friends are freaking out. They all worked from home, the federal government — as many of you know — shut down, and there was panic in the grocery stores.

It snowed 2.7 inches in the zipcode that I used to live, where the federal government is. 2.7 inches.

Now it’s supposed to snow another 1-3 inches through the night. But really?

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Try living in England. The one place in the world where snow causes a greater panic than in Seattle! 

We only have to have two centimetres of of snow to fall before the entire public transportation system shuts down, all schools are shut, the roads are closed, people get stranded overnight in their cars and the power supplies fail. Heaven knows what we’d do if anything like a foot of snow fell! 

 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

i live in Canada so I giggle a bit when cities go into panic mode over a little bit of snow.

With that said, I’d love to live in one of those cities that go into panic mode over a little snow 😀

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