British people, never fail to amuse me, but it’s when it snows, that they annoy me the most.
A lof of us, wait all winter, longing for snow. We look out the window expectantly every morning and feel disappointed when it’s just dismal rain. Those of us with young children in particular, want to be getting out the sleds and pushing our children down hills (in the best possible way) and building snow men and snow angels. We want to see that look of pure delight on their faces when they draw back the curtains and see everything covered in fluffy white snow.
And then the snow actually comes…
The first few hours are a relentless Facebook timeline full of snowy statuses, and Instagram explodes with photos of snowcapped landscapes and peoples back gardens.
Britain goes into meltdown. People panic about school closures, how their car will cope with the drive to work. People panic buy groceries and petrol. People whinge about how they just want the snow to melt… all for a quarter of an inch of snow… if that! The whole country turn into moaning, groaning whingers because what they wanted for so long is finally here, and it might possibly cause them an inconvenience (if they cause enough fuss).
Now obviously, if you’ve got a foot of snow or there’s black ice underneath, that’s a different story. And when the weather is this cold, we all need to look out for the elderly and the vulnerable, but I’m talking about today. Today, where I live, there was 1mm of snow overnight. 1mm. No joke. Barely enough to make a snowball. Not enough to cause any slush or ice on the roads. The roads are still black, the grass is still green. But everyone is whinging and panicking already.
THIS… is what todays snow looked like (other photos are from last year, when we had a decent amount)…
HOW ON EARTH do they think people in snowy countries survive? I’m not going to embarrass myself with my poor knowledge of geography by naming any specific countries, but there are countries who have several inches of snow, every day. Do they skip work and shut all their schools? No. They whack chains on their tyres and get on with their lives. Why does Britain stop, every time we have snow?
And why do so many people, wish for snow, upload hundreds of pictures of the snow, and then moan about how fed up they are of it? Britain, where has your sense of fun gone? Put on some gloves, roll a snow ball and learn to smile!
PS. Weatherman… I’d like a few more inches please… maybe a foot???