Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Company Town: Closed

Living in a company town produces some funny situations. Like today. The federal government is closed and so is my university. No complaints there, although deadlines being deadlines, I'll be working anyway.

The funny thing is the unanimity of opinion. And the reliance on experts, in this case meteorologists. There's not a flake of snow flying but we're all hunkered down. The reason, of course, is traffic. In the last few years late-breaking snow storms have produced jams of biblical proportions, people arriving home seven, eight hours after they left for what they thought would be an hour-long commute.

So we're taking no chances. We're playing it safe. We're grinding the wheels of government and commerce to a halt. We're calling it a snow day.

Now all we need is the snow!

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