POLL: Are we getting too soft for snow?

Breaking News, Opinion January 12, 2011 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro

Snow bound?

If you’re reading this right now, there’s a good chance that one of the following describes you:

A) You’re home with your children who do not have school because less than six inches of snow fell.

B) You’re at work wondering where all the people with kids are.

No matter the situation, if you’re the sort of person who is not awestruck by an accumulation of snow that struggles to top your ankes, you’re probably a bit frustrated. (DISCLOSURE: I fit category A, but can work from home.)

As a native New Englander, I’ve long had a bit of a problem with how quickly the city and suburbs can shut down after a little snow. In fact, one school my children attended once cancelled school before a single flake had fallen! In this the age of snowblowers, Goretex and Land Rovers, aren’t we getting a little carried away with the snow?

Anyway, I’m interested in what our readers think. Are we getting soft?

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