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

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Post # 92
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Frog E.: Yea I guess it was on main st. There are e bunch right around there that are being checked out now. They evaculated all the stores around there because they all have flat roofs, and they think they all might be going.

Post # 94
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@CArnival- I’m sure the ice on lines up North Texas is a problem but here they say it’s because everyone has their heaters on.  Which doesn’t make sense because we run AC units in the summer and don’t have this problem.  Who knows.  

@jennbug- I’d love to be at the beach with sunny right now!  Us Texans don’t do well in the cold! LOL

Post # 96
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ha! I work at a hospital… we don’t get to not come to work because of weather. 

Post # 97
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Lol, I laugh a little inside every time I hear about the amount of snow that shuts down life in other parts of the country.  ๐Ÿ™‚  We’ve gotten over 15 feet of snow this winter, and I’ve been living with 6+ foot snow banks in my yard since November.  We never get snow days from work; even the day we got 2 feet of snow the night before and were without power for over 12 hours, I was at work within 1/2 hour of my regular start time…

But then I think of the sheer panic that would happen here if temps ever went above 90.  I don’t have an air conditioner!  WHAT WOULD I DO???!!?!

Post # 98
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Love this thread. I would never survive. I brought my wool coat for 54 degrees today. We never get snow, ok maybe 2 inches every 10-15 years, but that’s pretty much never. Our whole city closed and nobody knew what to do. I think almost everyone got a picture of their house “under snow”. We do get fog though, dense fog, you can only see one dash in front of you on the street. It’s like driving with the windows fogged up but there is no way to unfog them. I can’t drive in snow, never had to, other than ten years ago with 2 inches. Thumbs up to all you winter survivors.

Post # 99
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Sugar bee

Tee-hee. It was funny to me. ๐Ÿ™‚ People always say that about the south…but…ya know…we don’t get snow and ice a lot being in the south where the weather is mild…

WHAT? people run to the grocery store when 2 inches is forecasted in DC? When we had our snow/ice hell the other week, folks acted like our hell made everyone act normal. Glad to know the truth.LOL.

Mrs.Spring- You don’t have an air conditioner? I’ve never been to california, but it must be very nice there. I’d die in about 3 days with no air conditioner…or kill someone.LOL

Post # 101
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Mass hysteria over the weather? What? I’ve been taking the 1 1/2 hour trip to work all this week and everything seems to be totally normal…tell me where this magical place on the east coast is, where I can use weather as an excuse to not go in to work. I feel left out. ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 102
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am a total weenie when it comes to this weather! But not so much the snow as the cold! It was in the 50-60’s the last 4 days here & now its in the 30’s again! I hate leaving my house when its below 40! We have had more snow down here lately that I can remember in years. Each time it has snowed I’ve went to work just a few hours late so that I can steer clear of all the idiots down here that still drive like the roads are clear & can pull out in front of you & slam on the brakes! There is seriously no way I could survive up north, not unless I become rich & can be a hermit for all the winter months!

Post # 103
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Helper bee

I live in Mass and I am one of those people who don’t have the luxury of working from home and not going to work…you wanna know why? …..

Because I run a grocery store, where MASS HYSTERIA ensues if they forecast 3 or more inches of snow.  Don’t get me wrong, us New England natives aren’t scared of snow, but there is some kind of thought process that goes through people’s head that says “Ok, snow on wednesday?  Must empty my local grocery store on Tuesday after work.”  My bread aisle will be completely empty (often times, I have to have emergency bread and milk ordered.)  I have to drop pallets of water at the door because the customers will congest my aisle too much, and I’m embarrassed to share the percent increase in dollar sales of batteries before a storm too.  And considering this is probably the 6th “heavy” snowfall of the winter, I am SOOO ready for this to stop.  Great for business, but the craze is headache inducing. 

 

Conversely, 6 years ago I was deployed to Iraq with the Army.  Temps averaged at 115 degrees every day.  At night, when it got to 70 degrees, it was FREEZING!  Pull out your insulated gear and coats, because it was bone chilling.  So I definitely understand southern bees and their reaction to a winter that may be mild for others!!

Post # 104
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

It’s mother @$%& 17 degrees in Tucson, AZ! WTF? People’s pipes are like…frozen? I’m wearing…how you say…? Scarf and gloves? I don’t understand this.

Post # 105
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@MsMamaBear:  I would imagine most people who live in CA have an air conditioner, since the majority of the state’s population is down in the wouthern part…  But most people don’t have air conditioners here in Tahoe.  And the hottest it ever gets in the summer is like 90 with maybe 10-20% humidity. 

I laugh at the freakouts other parts of the country have about a couple feet of snow, but I would literally DIE in the south during the summer.  I honestly don’t think I could function!

ETA: phoenix718  This is hilarious, but so true!  My sister has gone over to Iraq on two deployments now, and she takes her heavy parka and snow gear into the movie theater on base!  Apparently the air conditioning is too cold!

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