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The decision by school districts throughout the area to close today due to cold temperatures, not snow, has led to a lot of eye-rolling among old-timers, who remember the days when only Acts of God could justify class cancellations. Representing this viewpoint is one reader from Wheat Ridge, who entitled a rant he sent to us late yesterday afternoon "Welcome to Colorado, you big pussies." Check it out below -- and then go cry to someone from Hawaii!
Welcome to Colorado, you big pussies.
Today, we have snowfall and cold temps. It is 5pm and my staff just informed me that Jeffco, among other school districts have been closed for tomorrow. HILARIOUS. I am currently in Golden and there is approx 3" of snow with no wind. The fabulously clairvoyant and accurate local weather channels predict a maximum of 7" of snow through tomorrow. I used to make fun of my parents, that both instilled the harsh fact that when they were young, they walked uphill both ways to school for 5 miles in blizzard conditions and survived. We live in a city that is fully equipped with snow removal machinery and ice preventing material that should allow us to continue with a normal work/school life, maybe at a slower, safer pace, but functional, when plagued with the horrendous 7" snow storm that is predicted for tomorrow.
Get over it, wake up early, drive slower, and put down your cell phone for once. WAIT!!! I have a theory. I know why Colorado citizens have turned into gaping hatchet wounds! I personally favor saving the planet and doing my part to lean toward green, however, driving an echo friendly/green car that has 3" ground clearance, weighs a left nut, and has zero balls with regard to power, DOES NOT WORK IN OUR TOWN. If I lived in FL, CA, NV, etc, I would be ashamed to drive the ridiculous SUV I currently own, however, I, for one, will be at my office tomorrow, bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to attempt total world domination, while my neighbors and colleagues are at home watching Real Housewives of Beverly Hills...
Sorry to be such a butthole. LOL
E Cwalina Wheat Ridge CO
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