Friday, February 09, 2007

Shut Up or Leave

We had a snow storm earlier this week. I know that you people who lived in Alaska (Michigan, Wisconsin, Chicago or “Up North”) laugh at our snowstorms. I know that our snow is nothing like the mounds of impassable snow that you are accustom and our six inches seem like a joke to you. I know that you “Alaskans” are able to navigate the streets of Cincinnati with ease in snow and ice and you wish that we would just stay off the road. I know that your weathermen are able to predict to the moment and the millimeter the amount of snowfall and you laugh at our amateur attempts to give weather updates.

Cincinnati has rapidly changing weather. Cincinnati has hills. Cincinnati only gets about one big snowfall a year and when we do get that big snowfall it takes everyone off guard.

Cincinnatians love to focus on the weather. We slow down to look at the falling snow, driving rain, rolling fog and big fluffy clouds.

My advice to you “Alaskan”, sit back and relax. There will be delays; there will be breaking news to report every inch. All public events will be canceled. If you have dinner plans with a Cincinnatian they will be rescheduled. Take a deep breath, make some tea, light a fire and enjoy the view. Life will resume.

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