Some pics from the snow this morning. I’ve haven’t seen this much snow fall in London since I was about 5. It hardly ever snows here and when it does it seldom gets cold enough to settle in the city. 🙂 Perhaps the rareness of it all has caused everything to temporarily shut down…
There must be 3 inches at most, but there are no trains and the buses have all been cancelled on ‘health and safety grounds’. I daresay in the summer when there’s
a coupe of days with +30C temperatures, people will be dying from sunstroke, hosepipes will be banned and trains won’t run ‘because its too hot’.
It Just shows how useless people in the south of England are at adapting to different types of weather.
Other countries with far fewer resources at their disposal manage just fine. Afterall, the roads in Changchun are frozen for 3 months of the year
but they manage so much better than people do here, and on far fewer resources. The media gets into such a hysteria over it all, making the situation worse than it really is. Perhaps they just want something to report on?? ?:-)
I did actually try to get to work and started to walk the 6 miles or so, but I turned back and gave up as I was constantly thinking ‘who else in my office would bother walking this far to work‘ . It’s cynical I know, but why bust-a-gut when you know that no-one else has bothered and you’ll get paid regardless….
In a better place people would be rewarded for getting into work in such situations or simply would not get paid for not being there.
No excuses! I’m sure if this was the case then most people would find a way into the office, I know I would!
Perhaps one day, people on this little island will learn to get on with life when the weather isn’t overcast and grey, (aprox 50 days per year) though I feel this will take such a seismic cultural shift, I doubt it will ever happen in my lifetime.