Our straight talking Lancashire lass takes a sideways look at the daily news.
Wintry weather is snow joke (sorry)
Snow is sweeping the country!!! Ergo the country must shut down.
How do normal people cope with the white stuff? They drive more carefully and have the shovels on stand-by. The media, however, flies into a mad panic, has a total mental breakdown and collapses into the corner weeping. Frankly, it’s embarrassing.
The Daily Mail devoted a sizeable section of their homepage to the ‘Snow Wall’ that is enveloping Britain. ‘Beware the weekend wipeout!’ shrieks The Independent, ‘Snow to cover the whole of Britain as drivers are told to stay in!!!’ wails The Sun. 'Oh Dear Lord WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!' screams The Terror Weekly!
At the time of writing, I am sat in my kitchen where it is nice and toasty warm, and outside I see a light dusting of snow covering the rooftops. It’s extremely cold, no doubt. But there is no 10-foot snow monster tramping it’s way into my town.
I’m sure that people who live in countries where snow is the norm find it highly amusing that the UK seems to fall apart the moment a snowflake gently drifts down towards the ground. It’s almost like it triggers a bizarre hysterical reaction that no one can stop once it is in motion.
If you’re worried about the icy conditions, check the weather in your local area. Get the heating on, wrap up warm and don’t drive unless you have to. I find that crawling in second gear works wonders if you’re stuck on a snowy incline.
For the record I’m willing to bet that the same shouty headlines will dominate the papers when the snow melts. Because melting is something totally out of character for snow.
It’s January. It’s winter. It’s what happens. Get over it.
And just to prove that not all wintery things are evil, here are some cute kittens playing in the snow. Enjoy!