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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Snow Nightmare......

When one sees the words Snow & Nightmare together, it is typically linked to some accident coz of snow or car cleaning or trekking upto your station.

Mine, especially this week, has been different.

On Sunday, it was predicted that upto 12 inches of snow is expected in the DC metro area and would paralyse the entire region - as would us in our childhood - was expecting closure of offices - which is not at all uncommon when such massive snow storm is predicted.

Every one hour kept on checking the weather reports. We have 'weather alert' line at office which has pre-recorded messages to indicate the 'closings'. Called that number so many times - finally went to bed - with no hopes of getting up early for a monday morning commute. Think of it - you get up on a monday morning - and you are told, dont worry take the day off :-) so cute.....

impossibly, woke up at around 4 am - tried calling the 'weather alert' - no luck - no updates yet....snore snore...

then my roommate got up - looked through the blinds - sighed in disbelief and ran off as typical of a work-day, disappointment was writ large all over me :-P. Still could not understand what it is that caused such a reaction from my room mate.

Finally when i got up and opened the blinds - wow - not a *single* flake of snow on the ground....

How cruel, weathermen are sometimes....

Once i dragged myself to office, realised that i was not alone in calling 'weather alert' so many times....

BTB, a cheap, Night Shyamalan, kinda surprise ending to the story ( if it can be called that) - it finally ended up snowing 4 inches and all of them melted away on tuesday - yippe - dont have to clean my car -laaa la la laaa la

2 comments:

Meena said...

Ewwww... tell me about it. There is such a hoopla here in England whenever there is a snow forecast. And it all fizzles out in the end. Literally. We've had a week of snow, for an hour or so every day. But not enough to coat even the roofs. And the weathermen are going stark raving mad, talking about 'travelling safe, caution on the roads, blah, blah...'

Arvind said...

That reminds me of a joke late 70s/80s back home in Chennai..(kumudam or vikatan)....
scene1: man walking drenched in rain, with onlookers standing with an umbrealla.

scene2 : onlookers conversing...
person1 : that person, walking in rain, must be a weather man
person2 : how do you know
person1: look weather forecast said no rain - everyone else knew it means it WILL rain, hence the umbrella.

:-)))