Wednesday, December 03, 2008
How weird is it that Glasgow is currently colder than Toronto?
Scotland is in the midst of a cold snap and to be honest, I don't mind; I like the cold and snow. Indeed, I love winter and snow - but only when countries/ cities can properly deal with the dip in temperature. For example, note the above pictures taken this morning on my way to work. The sidewalks are covered in a thin layer of ice - and have been since yesterday - and have yet to be sanded/ salted. In fact, last night I slipped on some ice while walking home from work and let out a loud audible, "WOAAAAH!" much to my own embarrassment and to the amusement of the dude walking behind me.
Nope, I don't mind all this crisp and cold wintery weather. The only part that I DO mind about it all is when the whole fucking city acts like the end of the world is neigh and we're about to enveloped by deathly sheets of snow. Watching the weather bulletins this morning on TV, you would think that it's absolutely Baltic outside when the reality is, it's only about 0C with an expected DUSTING of snow over night.
THIS is proper snow:
So, listen up, Glaswegians. You think this is cold and snowy? Puh-lease. Try snowy blizzard conditions. Try exposing your nose in -25C temperature and having your nose hair freeze (which happened to me in Toronto a couple years ago). Try walking to work on unplowed sidewalks. In fact, try driving to work on unplowed snowy streets! Try being evacuated from your apartment because the power went out (due to an ice storm) and it's well below freezing and you're surrounded by live electricity wires! I lived through the ice storm of 1998 in Kingston, Ontario, and that looked more like death and the end of the world then anything I've seen before.
So, yeah suck it up, weegies.
Check out more of what the ice storm was like here