It’s coming…

SNOWMAGEDDON!

SNOWPOCALYSE!

THE DAY AFTER SNOW TOMORROW!

RED SNOW DAWN!

INDEPENDENCE SNOW DAY!

…or whatever other silly memes are floating around. Gah!

I used to applaud Chicago for keeping its cool about the snow. But the news, online and face-to-face chatter have been crazy this time around.

All the freaking out reminds me of my high school job as a grocery store cashier. Whenever meteorologists predicted an inch or more of snow, hordes of people would clean out the bread and milk aisles out of fear of never eating again. It doesn’t snow as much in Kentuckiana (the area around Louisville where Indiana and Kentucky high five each other), so people aren’t as laid back about it. Schools inevitably get delayed or closed. The news has special coverage of the conditions. And so on.

In all seriousness, I hope everyone stays safe and keeps their cool out there. And I hope our 2011 blizzard is nothing like Snowmageddon ’09.

(Link via Jeff Cenna @jeffc76. Awesome find, sir!)

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1 Comment

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One response to “It’s coming…

  1. Denise

    Down here they now how “Live Drive” where they have a reporter in a car driving around the streets to show you how “bad” they are. It is ridiculous, they do it when there is a quarter inch of snow sometimes.

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