Snowed off

January 7, 2010

I have written alot about the weather in work over the last few days. Trying to find new angles, new stories, a new pensioner stranded for four days, a new road gritter fresh from being attacked.

I have to say though, I think it is completely ridiculous to the point of hilarity that Ireland seems to have gone into total shutdown. I know it’s a once in a century kind of occurence for us… but all of a sudden, it’s number one on the RTE news agenda, front page of all the papers, on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Schools close. Buses disappear. Taxis moan for the first time that their travellers are going to too many far-fetched locations. Work colleagues vanish without a holy trace. And the family call every five minutes to check “you’re still alive.”

“No, I’ve given up, I’m lying in the 2cm of snow as my saliva freezes in my mouth”

Yes, it’s cold. It has registered. But now, let’s man-up…grit and bear it.


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