November 30, 2006

No Snow Day

Oh Glorious Day! The local news channels started declaring Gloom and Doom yesterday and by this morning it was full blown, ďworst storm in the last 12 months.Ē Sadly enough people actually believe it. After living in Northern Illinois for 30 plus years, I know that whenever the local weather service calls for severe weather there is only about a 25% chance that itís going to be close to what they call for. IE, originally it was supposed to hit at noon today, as of right now itís not going to hit until after midnight. They are calling for 3-12 inches of snow. More like 2-3 with their record.

I already had employees ask me if they are going to close the office tomorrow. My standard answer was a resounding no. I even told my people that if they call and say they canít make it in, Iíd drive over and pick them up in the morning. However, I will charge them for gas. I have never missed a day of work in my life due to bad weather. Even when we did get a couple of feet of snow in one storm and I had a 45-mile commute, I didnít miss work. There has not been a situation that good safe driving canít get you where you are going.

Of course all the people are at the store buying bread and milk. I canít remember which blogger did a post on it, but every time they call for bad weather everyone runs to the store to buy bread and milk. Iím not sure why, but they do. This means the roads are packed with panicked drivers trying to race and beat one another to the store. Right now the real threat isnít the possible snow covered roads, itís the idiots out rushing around. I saw three accidents on my ride home tonight. The snow hasnít even started yet!

Personally, I would like to see 2-3 feet, yes feet, of snow. We havenít had a good snowy winter in years. It could drop a foot of snow a week between now and New Years and Iíd be a happy man.

Posted by Contagion in Rants and Raves at November 30, 2006 06:52 PM | TrackBack

I'm thinking it's time for a repeat of the winter of '79...

Posted by: Graumagus at December 1, 2006 02:00 AM

**thanking the powers that be that I don't work for you**

They just announced that 39 south of Rockford and 20 east to I90 frozen completely over. There is no job on this earth worth goin' out in that shit.

I've got a laptop, files, cell phone and a blackberry. I'm set.


Posted by: Tammi at December 1, 2006 07:00 AM

Looks like we're actually getting it this time. I still have about 45 mins before my work's call-in status line will tell me if I have to go in or not, but I strongly suspect the answer is gonna be no.

Posted by: Shadoglare at December 1, 2006 07:33 AM

You mean you don't sit inside and eat french toast when it snows?

Posted by: Ogre at December 1, 2006 09:08 AM

If we had a Volkswagon sized meteors shower I might stay home, otherwise I owe, I owe, so off to work I go...

Posted by: Graumagus at December 1, 2006 10:21 AM

If we got 2-3 inches of snow, I don't care how carefully I drove, I wouldn't leave my driveway.

Because no one else in Georgia can drive in the snow either.

Posted by: Jenna at December 1, 2006 11:47 AM

13 inches.

No, I'm not bragging.

That's how much snow's in my front yard/driveway.

I'm going in to work late (the road to the shop is still impassable as of noon) to take a van-load into Chicago. I know the morons'll be out in force, so I'm pretty sure I can turn a 4 hour job into an 8 hour one. :-)

Posted by: Wes at December 1, 2006 12:13 PM