Wow, I think this winter season has showered us with more snow than any other year since I have lived down South. Yay! It’s really coming down right now, but is suppose to turn to ice by morning.
This has got me thinking of yet another difference between the South & North, regarding the winter season. :o)
Comparing a Southern snowy season with a Northern one goes something like this…
Southern Snowy Season~
1. OMGosh, we may get up to 4 inches of snow, better go into town and fill up the gas tank..(not that I will be able to handle the roads without getting into an accident, or even plan to leave my house at all, but ya never know.)
2.Let me go into town and buy a dozen loaves of bread, 6 gallons of milk, and all the candles and batteries that the store has to offer before moving on to the NEXT store! Then head on home before the first inch hits the ground! Oh wait, I need to go get a few cases of Beer too, just in case..
3.Lets CANCEL school! We may get an inch of snow and the kids will not know how to catch the bus, or walk to school with that inch being on the ground…Of course they will have no problem-spending the day sledding! The irony.
4.Lets have the salt trucks on stand by… in the grocery store parking lots.
*And if I was a salt truck driver down South, and only getting 9 bucks an hour, I would sit there too!! *G*
5.I have never been out in a snow storm down here and not witnessed at least one accident. :o( This is very scary to me, and I think they should sell snow tires down here to limit these accidents. Or maybe offer free driving lessons in the snow? IDK
I am sure there are more, but I will just stick to these basics that have been on my mind, and NO, I am not making fun, just being observant. :o)
Northern Snowy Season~
1.OMGosh- it’s that time of the year again, we are expecting 3 feet of snow, do I have a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread on hand? Yeah, I do, it is all good then..
2.Wow, we are getting 3 feet of snow, better make it a hafe day of school..(MAYBE)
3.The Plow trucks are already throwing salt & dirt on the ground BEFORE it starts snowing..Of course they are getting $75 bucks an hour, so they really do not mind how long it takes, or snows!
4. Accidents? Well, maybe some…Of course everyone is super prepared, with either all weather tires, or snow tires. (the whole expect the unexpected thing)
So there ya have it. I just wanted to share a post that I would have had on my old blog..From North to South..Sometimes I really miss my old blog, but got tired of rearing up all the Southern folks! :o)~ Well, not too tired! he-he! J/K
UPDATE: Just came from the grocery store to stock up on bananas and not one single banana at the store!! Not only that, but not one gallon of milk!!! Wow!! And yep, the salt trucks were waiting to go out.