Why am I reading the comments. Why.
Seriously anybody who wants to make hilarious jokes about dumb southerners not being able to handle snow can come see me.
No, those places (like Atlanta and Birmingham and Richmond, VA too) don’t do well with snow because a) it just doesn’t happen that often and b) there is a very small allowance for snow removal in the budget because SEE ITEM A. It would be stupid to set aside large amounts of money and have fleets of trucks for these rare snowstorms. Wasted money. They’re being fiscally responsible.
So lay off.
yeah like especially after this HORRIBLE cold snap in chicago, like, can we please radiate some fucking sympathy for other people
While everyone I know in the South was busy offering their homes to strangers who might be stranded on the roads, or staying at their school all hours of the night because parents couldn’t come get their children, everyone I know in the North was busy making fun of them for their inability to deal with snow. How about we all just try to have some symphathy and kindness for other people? I get that, when you have lived somewhere that deals with 6” of snow no problem, a city shutting down over 2” seems crazy, but there’s not much anyone could do about it by the time 12pm hit yesterday. And I agree with the comments re: snow plows. The one bad snow we had in high school? They had to get plows/salt trucks to come in from Chicago.
YEAH. WHAT THEY SAID.
I feel like a fellow southerner summed it up best on Twitter…
“The next time someone from the Northeast makes fun of Southerners for not being able to drive on ice, we’ll remind you of Hurricane Sandy.”
Sandy was what, a Category 2 hurricane by the time it reached land? To us, that’s basically a bunch of rain and wind. Still, we understood that places like NJ and NY don’t experience this sort of thing often, so it was kind of a big deal for them. Hell, we don’t even laugh at you guys when you close schools because it’s “too hot.” Sadly, that same sort of understanding and compassion has been lost during our recent weather struggles. Jerks.
This has become one of my new favorite beers. Beer and Bible study on the back porch while listening to A Prairie Home Companion make for a great Saturday evening.
Young stars like Andruw Jones and Rafael Furcal have come and gone. He’s with a new generation of players now — Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman and Craig Kimbrel. But Chipper Jones has been the constant, the foundation of the Braves for nearly two decades.
Franchise players aren’t easy to find. Sometimes they don’t stick around. The Braves had a great one.
I love Christmas in my hometown. Check out our beautiful courthouse all decked out in lights. On Thanksgiving night, everyone in town goes downtown for the lighting of the lights. It’s a Christmas tradition that’s been going on for over 50 years.