If you have lived in the south for any stretch of time (and yes, DC is the south) then you know that we don’t deal well with snow here. DC, however, is a place full of people from elsewhere in the country. Some of these people come from places where there is more snow than here. These people LOVE to tell us here in DC, and in the south more broadly, how it is absolutely HILARIOUS that we FREAK OUT over 2-3 inches of snow.
Dear other, non-southern people: SHUT UP.
Do you realize that y’all say this every time it snows when you happen to be below the Mason-Dixon line? Do you realize that southern people aren’t “freaking out” about the snow? Rather, it just doesn’t snow here as much as it does in whatever frozen hell-hole you are from. Ergo we do not have the same municipal resources devoted to snow removal as you do. It would, in fact, be silly for southern towns to have snow plows on standby for the 1 – 5 times a year it actually snows. Therefore, it is actually more cost-effective and safer to simply close work/school/the government when it does snow than to either over-prepare for snow that wont happen or encourage people to come to work in possibly dangerous weather conditions.
Geesh. You Yankees should be happy you’re in a city with a somewhat reasonable climate.
Here, in an attempt to shame them, are all the tweets I could find from a-hole non-southerners who think DC is SO HILARIOUSLY FREAKING OUT ABOUT THE SNOW ZOMG LOLOLOLOL:
DC is hilarious: There’s too much snow (2 inches…barely) to get to work… SO LET’S ALL MEET AT THE BAR. #WashingtonDCpriorities
— Alyssa Farah (@Alyssafarah) December 10, 2013
The apocalyptic reactions to 2-3″ of snow in the DC area is hilarious. We should be thankful we don’t get as much snow as the Northeast. — Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) December 9, 2013
I find it incredible a light, wet snow shut down the capital today, after a cold rain did the same yesterday. We’re getting soft DC!
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) December 10, 2013
What a snow day in Washington, D.C. looks like. pic.twitter.com/6TG1qXbxSq
— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) December 10, 2013
@OPISBiofuels 3.5 inches is a day at the park.
— Todd Neeley (@toddneeleyDTN) December 10, 2013
More jerks from out of town mocking us after the jump…
Exclusive photo of paralyzing DC snow storm. pic.twitter.com/Hyh9Nzch8L
— James McTague (@Mctaguej) December 10, 2013
@MarParNews yup, and those of us who lived in places where we measured snow in inches and feet, not fractions of an inch are laughing
— Bethany Swain (@BethanysStories) December 10, 2013
I think someone should start a petition to ban snow days in @dcps, especially when there IS NO SNOW.
— Stephanie Mencimer (@smencimer) December 10, 2013
Sorry to interfere with the DC is shutdown because of non-measurable snow narrative, but the #Senate comes in at 10.
— Niels Lesniewski (@nielslesniewski) December 10, 2013
In New England, federal government employees walk to work in feet of snow. Uphill! Both ways!
— Niraj Chokshi (@NirajC) December 10, 2013
‘Two to four inches of snow’ lol
— Paul Conner (@paconner) December 10, 2013
So federal offices closed for a non-snow storm….again
— Evan Pérez (@evanperez) December 10, 2013
I mean, seriously, how much productivity will be lost today because federal workers couldn’t drive through zero inches of snow? It’s insane.
— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) December 10, 2013
— Emily Cahn (@CahnEmily) December 10, 2013
Wimps! RT @CharlieKayeCBS: Most federal offices in the Washington, DC area will be closed today as the region braces for 4-6 inches of snow.
— Brian Ries (@moneyries) December 10, 2013