Post # 1
Are you kidding me?!?
Ok, so we all know it’s gonna snow tonight. Is it just me or have people totally lost their biscuits?!? ABC News just broke into The View & announced that the NYC School Dist has already declared tomorrow a snow day. So for all you teachers out there – congrats!
There’s also an email going around my office that they want us to work ahead today & do all our work through what’s due on Friday in case the storm’s bad. We’re already working in advance because of the 3-day weekend ahead. They predicted the same amounts for over the weekend, and what happened? Nada – not one flake all weekend. And not for nothing, but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t snow underground in the subways. There are a few people in my office who live outside the city (myself included) and, ok – LIRR sucks but Metro North is a bad mammajamma and that shizz always runs. Also – ummm… isn’t that what online access is for? We can all work from home if need be.
We’re only supposed to get 3-6 inches. It’s not like we’re in Baltimore where they’re supposed to get 16-24, and even if it were – oh my goodness — SNOW?! In the Northeast? In February? Oh how ever will we manage?! I’m pretty sure the schools in Rochester don’t close when they get 6″.
Bundle up, put on some boots, suck it up & go to work!!
Ok rant over, sorry – I just don’t get it.
Post # 4
If I worked in the city I’d agree with you but since I have to commute out of the city an hour + up to Westchester I say bring on the televised allegations of an impending “Snowmageddon” and office closings 🙂
ETA: I should probably add that I drive to work bc Metro North doesn’t go to the town I work in.
Post # 5
Yeah it’s pretty crazy. I remember when I was in 9th grade, they cancelled school for the following day because supposedly there was a hurricane coming. Yeah, there was no hurricane–it was just rainy and windy. Oh well–lucky kids! Although the best part of a snow day is having it be a surprise..
Post # 6
I’m with you Dancy!!! I work/live in the city and I think it’s all ridiculous… When SO told me to prepare for the snow… I rolled my eyes and said oh you mean like on Saturday when everyone we knew cancelled their plans and we didn’t get a single flake?? Puh-leeeeeeze!!
It’s just a little snow guys!
Post # 7
Hehe, it’s like here. Everyone was crying out for snow over the holidays but we got a brief snow shower yesterday and everyone was complaining! It wasn’t even settling people! How can you complain about it?! Complain when it’s 3 feet high and you’re wading through snowdrifts. Not when there’s some flakes falling out of the sky and melting as soon as the touch the ground. *sigh*.
Post # 8
Dancy and Krissy: I’m SOOO with you. I grew up upstate where a foot of snow meant nothing. The city totally goes bananas when it snows. My boss already just swung by my desk to say she and another co-worker might not be in tomorrow. They live in QUEENS. Come on, people.
Fiance also loves to get all crazed about the snow and I just ignore him. He is a teacher but he works at a private school and they’re much less likely to close than public schools.
Post # 9
Here in Pittsburgh they’ve canceled school the last two days at the Universities, which never happens! It’s mostly because with 2+ feet of snow over the weekend and 6-10 more inches expected over the next 2 days, they’re out of places to put it! My brother heard that the city was paying contractors who have heavy equipment $200/hour to haul the snow to the local parks!
Post # 10
Haha…. same for Chicago. They kept talking about all the snow that was coming and how we were going to get like 12″ over night last night and the snow was supposed to start at 3:00 pm. It didn’t start snowing until after I went to bed last night at 9:00 pm, and there’s maybe 3″ accumulated so far. Besides, almost everyone I know takes public transportation to work, so shouldn’t be a big deal! I remember when I lived in Ohio, I had to drive to work with a foot and a half of snow on the ground!
Post # 11
I’m outside DC and the grocery stores are an effing madhouse. Milk & Bread, people! Milk & Bread! One of the school districts already closed for the rest of the week. Although, the roads are pretty bad already so another 15 inches won’t do us any good. 🙁
@hilsy85: I’m from Florida and we had a school day cancelled for a hurricane once and it never even rained. We went to the beach that day, as a matter of fact!
Post # 12
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Well, I’m a teacher so I’m ALLLLLLLL over this (like a fat kid on cake, baby!!! SNOWDAY!!!!!!! ) but I will say that weather.com is predicting 8-13 inches with heavy wind, which makes it a blizzard conditions…Doesn’t help you out really and i totally agree that the city usually freaks out over nothing but I’m hoping in this case it actually happens bc I. NEED. A. SNOWDAY!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 13
@hotchildinthecity … i was raised upstate too… 3-6 inches?? hah!! try 3-6 feet! 🙂
@jenirae i can’t believe how much snow PA got over the weekend and we got zilch!! Some friends of mine said their cars were completely buried!! yikes…..
Post # 14
@trailmix … deff don’t blame you for wanting the snow day 🙂 but do the schools need to start announcing that they’re closing now??? Heck, the sun is shining through my window right now!! LOL
Post # 15
Last year when “winter storm of ’08” hit in Portland, I was like, Oh please! It’s barely up to your kness! We’d get 2 feet in Washington where I am from and still have to carry on like normal! lol. I feel you!
Post # 16
wow. all i can say is wow …. i’m from Wisconsin, getting a snow day there is like a frickin’ miracle – they NEVER cancelled school unless it was so bad buses were sliding off the road and you practically had to tunnel out your front door …