(Closed) You East Coast folks are a bunch of weenies ;)

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Um, try everything is coated in ice and it’s dangerous as shit to drive and trains cannot run.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not in the office due to inclement weather, but I am still working… our office closes, but we have to log on remotely and still work!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

LOL!! I cant get much done either but I totally feel for them.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yeahhhh we have almost 4 feet of snow outside of Boston from the past 2 storms and now it’s just pouring freezing rain turning everything into an ice skating rink. I can’t even get out my front door nevermind get to work.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I live in the Midwest and we NEVER close down. It’s officially the first year in over twelve years that we have shut down the whole city because of a blizzard. There is so much snow that it is to the top of the backyard fence! There really isn’t any way to clear the area…they are declaring it a state of emergency. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

yeah, i agree with busterbluth.  It wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t so damn icy!  I still came into work, but I swear the drive here used up my whole days worth of energy :/

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

There’s nowhere to put the snow! The snowbanks on either side of my driveway are over 6′ tall, and I’m a piddly 5’3″… try seeing around that in a Nissan Sentra!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsCarnival: LOL we have clients in CA that say the same thing. Be happy that your office isn’t in the south because they don’t know how to handle that shit at all.

It’s funny because I use to live in Albany and we got dumped on one year and the road crews were on it and school didn’t get cancelled. I called my sister who still lived in WV at the time and she was off that same day for 6 inches.
Schools here had a two hour delay for some reason. It rained last night and was 42 degrees this morning. I don’t know what that was all about.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

it’s NOT snow… but ice… I am about 1 hour from Bethlehem, and there is about 1 inch of solid ice on my street and side walk.  They closed schools last night due to the weather conditions of today.  There is also A LOT of power and cable outages…

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m in Upstate, NY and considering we’ve already gotten close to 2 feet and they expect another foot before the work day is done, Fiance and I are working from home. If we could have gone in we would have but we live 1 mile from the highway that we take to work and we couldn’t even get there (half hour round trip back home). Not worth risking an accident if we’re allowed to work from home anyways. Even if we couldn’t work from home, we would have taken a PTO day. 

Us Upstate, NY’ers are no weenies when it comes to winter! =)

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@CaitMarae – same here in NH! I’ve worked at my company for nearly 5 years, and this year is the first time they’ve actually closed offices, but they made it clear that we are to continue working even from home, and that it’s not a “day off” haha. No weenies here, just safety first!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hey! I resemble that remark. (Wow that sounded like my Dad….) 😉

TBH, while it does get frustrating the way many EC areas shut down because they can’t handle the snow like other areas can, it’s a fact–when you’re not used to bad weather driving, you just aren’t good at it…then that leads to accidents and those nasty 10-hr commutes like what happened last week here in DC. my mom, who’s from Cleveland, lost her snow driving skillz pretty soon after moving here, so its not always just natives. It really is safer for everyone to stay home. And watch TV. I mean work…

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