I never knew how much the lots-of-snow-getting part of the country took it for granted until I married a man from Minnesota. I realized that as much as he loves snow and cold weather (and subzero temperatures and large frozen bodies of water and chapped skin and dry, straw-like hair...), he was missing the delight and the respect due a good southern snow. So in case any other lots-of-snow-getting people need this information, here it is. And the rest of you can just nod along in agreement.
Redneck Guide to Southern Snow Etiquette
1. Never ever walk on anyone else's lawn or even sidewalk. Just down. It's theirs to mar. Remember, WE don't have another snowfall coming the next day to recover it. Our pristine, snow-covered lawn is a rare and precious thing, and we like to gaze upon its perfection as long as possible.
2. When you see a few flakes, you MUST let patients, staff, etc. go home. It's not just about "Is the road safe?". It's about something much bigger--it's about celebrating the uniqueness of the day. When Jesus turned water into wine, do you think they all went back to work? No, they celebrated the miracle. THAT's how you have to treat a southern snow. It's the only respectful thing to do.
3. YOu must get out in it. Plain and simple. It's not just an out-the-window sport. It's a participation sport.
**The only exception to this rule is OM practice and you only have a couple of practices left before competition and most of the team is going on a church ski trip next week-end.**
Have a wonderful day in the snow, wherever you are? Did anyone NOT get snow? It looks like it's everywhere between the two storm systems this week...at least on the right coast. Ummmm...chili....that's what I'm thinking.
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