Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Rant #1,861: White On White
Yes, the snow is coming down, although not nearly as badly as it was predicted to be falling by all the doomsday weather forecasters.
It is bad enough that my wife and I do not have work today.
My son's place of business is open, but it is bad enough that we cannot get him there, so he is taking an unpaid day off.
I hate the snow, I really do.
You want to know how much I hate the snow?
I hate the snow as much as I hate … chicken.
Yes, that is how much I hate the snow.
What does the snow do? It comes down, sits there, and disrupts everything.
But it does not sit there for long, because I have to shovel the stuff, break my back to remove this stuff, and it is getting harder to do as a get older.
As a kid, snow is something magical, wonderful, and it must be experienced as a kid to fully understand the reasons why young people love the snow.
Building snow men is fun; building piles of snow that you have shoveled off your sidewalk is not fun.
Snow is for kids, as much as Trix cereal is for kids.
Sure, we can eat the cereal, but it is not good for us.
Sure, we can experience the falling snow, but it is not good for us, either.
And to get rid of the snow, we put stuff down on the ground that can't be that good for anything.
The salt, the lye, the other stuff, it eats away at our infrastructure, and when it gets splashed on our cars, it rots the car's framework.
And when snow sits around for awhile, it loses that pretty white luster and turns all kinds of colors, and it is not so pretty to the eye.
The snow also makes people crazy. People run out and buy milk and bread, as if they won't be venturing outside for about a month.
How can the milk and bread placate you during a snowstorm or blizzard?
And people drive crazy in the snow, not understanding that this stuff can cause accidents.
Many people drive with completely reckless abandon; others drive at the speed of a less than brisk walk.
Stay off the roads during a storm, and when you can drive again, really watch what you are doing.
I never could understand that.
In fact, I cannot think of one good thing to say about the snow, and I have thought hard to come up with something.
It simply does not please me at all, so I absolutely hate it when it snows.
The only adults that like the snow are those that have their shoveling done for them, and even these people must have their heads examined.
Unless you are a skier, any sign of snow is a warning from Mother Nature that she is all powerful, and should not be messed with.
I hate the snow. Period.
Posted by Larry at 4:41 AM