Originally Posted by Coach13
Heh, this is possibly the only good thing about living in the DC area during the winter months. You don't need to invent an excuse not to go to work when you get snow. 99% of the people are huddled up in their homes with 10 packs of toilet paper and 5 gallons of milk, and no one's going to work anyway. I simply call in like everyone else and say the roads are too dangerous to get to work. Then I head to the mountain. The best part is this unwritten rule kicks in after about 2 inches. Hell, I'm not lying just to ski. The way people drive in this area it's pretty much too dangerous to drive on a dry, sunny day.
As a side note, I still haven't figured out what it is about snow that causes the people here to crave dairy products or use the bathroom more than usual.
Don't forget bread. You cannot live without bread alone (or something like that...
On those sad snow days that I cannot head up north, I find it's a great time to go out and get those errands done. Me and my front wheet drive sedan. The roads are plowed, everyone is too afraid to drive their AWD/4WDs, no lines at the stores: I get a lot done those days. Even have time to take my kids sledding because the wimps closed school too.
All of this because the local media has engaged their "STORM CENTRAL" 7x24 reports detailling their 2-3" of fresh snow. They stand on the side of the interstate reporting minute by minute on the snow clearing operations, school closings and broken down cars. Well, I guess it provides entertainment to the t-paper laden folks "just trying to make it through these brutal winters".
You know, I should just keep my mouth shut and let them shiver inside and eat bread. Keeps the lift lines short too.
p.s., don't tell them there is milk, toilet paper and bread right down the road from the resort....