Post # 1
Please don’t judge me! But where I live it RARELY snows. When I was growing up it might have snowed twice. And it hasn’t snowed but once since I’ve been old enough to drive and had a job to go to. So I’ve never driven in it. Also, most of the people who live around here are crappy drivers to begin with. Add snow or rain to the mix and you have accidents on every road and highway!
So today they’re calling for five inches. Which is four inches more than I feel comfortable driving in. Especially since if I was in an accident, I can’t call my fiance. And the car I drive belongs to his Grandma…:s
Soooo I guess I’m staying in for the day! Haha. Anyone else like me and terrified of driving in the snow? It’s nice to look at, but seriously…around here just a little shuts EVERYTHING down. It hasn’t even snowed yet and ALL the schools are CLOSED!!!!
Post # 3
haha i totally understand and would do the same thing! can you work from home instead of taking off?
Post # 4
@kitzy: Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it lol) I’m a lowly employee without a company laptop so I couldn’t really do any work.
Plus I’m sure I won’t be the only one since I’m betting a few people won’t have anyone to watch their kids and will stay home. lol
Post # 5
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OMG I would be totally the same way, if I didn’t have snow tires yet. I used to live in Syracuse, and every year, it inevitably snowed once before I had my tires and I couldn’t risk it in my VW beetle.
Post # 6
@kate169: Haha yes mid atlantic drivers can’t even drive in the rain nevermind the snow! I completely sympathize , it IS scary driving in the snow if your not used to it, and if your nervous it’s worse. As long as you have the days to use .. .who cares!! stay home get some wrapping done
Post # 7
I ended up making an elaborate excuse because I live pretty close to work. lol. I just couldn’t tell the truth because the snow hasn’t even fallen yet!
On the plus side, when it does start, my fiance will probably be sent home to hang out with me since he works outside 🙂
Post # 8
I’ve called off when I couldn’t get out of my driveway… which is like when it snows more than 12 inches overnight. Then again, I live in the snowbelt in Ohio and it snows a lot!
Post # 9
I’ve tried to call out of work when it snowed, but it never works. My boss usually tells me to suck it up and go in. ( I guess living in New England you’re expected to be an expert at driving in the snow!)
Post # 10
Kind of used to it up here, but I do like a snow day every now and then 😉 I laughed so hard when I saw on tv a couple days ago that the entire city of Paris shut down because of 2cm (a bit less than an inch) of snow. Seriously?! The only thing that scares me about snow is like you said, the other drivers. People lose their minds when precipitation falls from the sky. It’s like we forget this happens every year in Canada!
Post # 11
I am in Toronto and I’ve been here for over 11 years. (Before this I was in Chicago for 10 years.) And I STILL cannot get used to driving in the snow! I never drove in Chicago because I was too young, but still cannot get used to craploads of snow. Ever! I don’t drive in the snow. I start taking the public transit. Painful yes, but not as much as putting myself out there on the road slippin’ and slidin’ all over the place even with all winter tires. Multiply that by thousands of other drivers! No way! I will take the bus and if it’s TOO much, I will call in sick.
@bakerella: It’s like we forget this happens every year in Canada!
This is true.
While you are at home, make sure to be sippin’ on some hot cocoa and have Christmas songs playing in the background. Relax on the couch and wash some trashy t.v.
Post # 12
rarely do I call in because of snow, but I will call in because of ice!!
If I can’t get to my car without a major excavation, I call in – it’s much less stressful to let the ice melt a bit first, rather than frantically hack my way into the car
Post # 13
I’ve never called into work, but I used to skip some classes in college because I didn’t want to walk in it :).
I’m in the midwest, too, so I’m pretty used to it, and the snowplows are pretty good about getting to the major roads. That said, I do hate driving in the stuff, and I typically won’t go anywhere but work when it snows a ton.
Post # 14
HA! Try calling out of work because it was below 20 degrees outside with wind chill of 9 degrees! GUILTY! No snow, just Antarctica out there.
Post # 15
Yes, omg, all the time! I always try to bring my laptop home so i can work from home–but our bosses always expect someone to call in because of snow/ice. Not everybody lives in a neighborhood that is plowed by 5am. Lots of the moms and dads stay home to watch their kids, though, since schools get cancelled around here really easily.
We don’t get a lot of snow here, so when it happens, it’s like armageddon
Post # 16
The only time that snow has ever kept me home-bound is when I quite literally could not move my car due to the level of snow. Which doesn’t even mean just digging it out– that I do. But like the street/driveway/alley (depending on where i’m living) isn’t done so i cant drive it lol. But, I grew up in the snow belt. I think it would probably scare me more to drive in an area where it doesn’t snow a lot because everyone there would be less adept at driving in the snow. Really though, driving in that much snow is all about convenience and not so much about safety. If you have 5 inches in an area without a lot of plows, you’re going to be going 20 miles/hr. Biggest concerns are getting stuck or getting into a fender bender. An accident during snow like that is far less serious than on a bright sunshiney day where everyone is going 80.