Monday, February 02, 2009
Friendly People, Snowy Streets
Having decided that attempting to travel from Greenwich to Hammersmith and back today was probably akin to attempting suicide, I instead headed out to the corner of my street to get supplies for the day... bacon rolls, Diet Coke and Double Deckers seem to be the in thing today.
Despite all the miserable people on telly moaning about "a little bit of snow" (this is not a little bit of snow) "causing such unnecessary chaos" (insert "I made it into work and now I'm pissed no one else did") I found that in my usually 2 minute long walk to the local cafe I held conversation with 3 groups of complete strangers, passing the time of day and hilarious jokes about falling over. I found them, and the lady at the cafe, to be absolutely delighted with the change of pace. Everyone is taking it easy and being all friendly.
Now that's something you don't see on the news.
Those moaning about southern Britain's absolute lack of preparation ignore the fact that it's not really something we NEED to be prepared for. Instead throw off your shoes, call off work and relax. The world will not end.
Parents taking time to play with their children, strangers chatting and smiling in the street and everyone taking their time. We could all learn something from a snow day.
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