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Fri Jan 20, 2012, 01:26 PM

Every time it snows in a big city, everyone is having the exact same conversation:

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Reply Every time it snows in a big city, everyone is having the exact same conversation: (Original post)
FSogol Jan 2012 OP
cthulu2016 Jan 2012 #1
HughBeaumont Jan 2012 #2
marlakay Jan 2012 #3
cthulu2016 Jan 2012 #4
JackintheGreen Jan 2012 #7
KT2000 Jan 2012 #5
gateley Jan 2012 #6
MineralMan Jan 2012 #8

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 01:27 PM

1. And "So much for global warming"

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 01:29 PM

2. "Yargle Blargle Blargle Al Gore! Haw Haw Blargle!" - Tom Tomorrow.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 01:31 PM

3. From those of us that live in the mountains or where it snows in the winter...

We have four wheel drive vehicles, snow tires, trucks or suv's and are used to the snow. Plus since it snows every winter our town is prepared with removal trucks that work full time in the winter.

Seattle doesn't get that much snow so doesn't bother to prepare more than just for main streets as it would cost too much….so let's go easy on them!

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Response to marlakay (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 01:34 PM

4. I make a point to mock

visiting Bostonians who think August in Washington DC is hot.

"This is nothing. You just don't know how to deal with heat. One day of 100% humidity and you guys go to pieces like it was the end of the world..."

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 02:52 PM

7. There's an episode of the BBC comedy, Black Books

in which they're complaining about the incredible heat. The central plot of the ep is that if the temperature goes above 88 degrees* something terrible will happen to Manny. 88 degrees? That's a fall day where I'm from.

* I don't know why the temp is given in Fahrenheit

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Response to marlakay (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 02:01 PM

5. On the Olympic Peninsula

the county decided that due to budget cuts, snow plows will not work on weekends or holidays. Unfortunately, MLK Day was a holiday for government and banks but not many more. Lots of people stuck.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 02:03 PM

6. I was thinking that all those who were miffed that we Earthquake Pros dismissed and

joked about the quake in DC and surrounding environs needed to take whatever was dished out, and rightly so.

We know that at the sight of the first flake we pretty much flip out.

This time, for us, it was even more scary because of the ice. I was going to take a little walk because I love the snow, but didn't even make it down the driveway before ending up on my butt. So not only do I not know how to drive in snow, I apparently don't know how to walk in it! I hoisted myself up and gingerly minced my way back to the house and haven't been outside since.

I've long had have a fantasy of a winter getaway with beautiful snow, snow, snow, but every time we actually get some, I find myself thinking that I don't know how you guys manage it for an entire winter!

Thanks for being so thoughtful.



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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 02:56 PM

8. Not in every big city. I just got back in the house after

shoveling two driveways. Here in St. Paul, snow is just snow. It snows, we shovel or use our snowblowers, or hire some guy with a pickup and plow blade. The only time we really grumble is when there's more than a foot of snow. That takes longer to clear. Now, I'm going to go back out and do the sidewalks. My hands were cold, but now they're fine again.

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