It's snowing here. Not just a couple of flakes here and there, enough to heap scorn on those wimps who batten down the hatches and refuse to emerge until Spring. Rather, it's a nasty nor'easter that's got the entire northeast part of the country pretty much shut down. Not only have all the schools, businesses and government folk canceled out for the day -- and probably tomorrow as well, in order to shovel out, as this isn't supposed to stop until late tonight -- but several local highways have officially "closed," meaning fines for anyone venturing out onto them. In short, it's a mess.
DS and I went out this morning at 6:00 (we wake up early even without an alarm) and shoveled the first six inches off the driveway during a break in the precipitation. Now we're
The main message these and other news outlets are trying to convey is, "It's a mess out there; stay home if you possibly can." Of course, in addition to the talking heads and perfectly coiffed meteorologists in the studios, each station has people out in the community (usually at a Wawa), bundled up in parkas monogrammed with their station's logo, standing out there in the blowing snow, bringing us up to the minute news that basically consists of, "It's a mess out there; stay home if you possibly can."
Given that there's so little on TV, I must confess that we've been watching some of this coverage. One reporter at a super-Wawa (one that sells gas) was interviewing
Here's the response that blew out my idiot meter:
I went to the gym.
Idiots. They're everywhere.