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UK Snow vs. American Snow

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Having experienced the worst that the UK weather had to throw at us (6 inches of snow, -5c) and the worst the US had to throw at us (2 feet of snow, -15c) and it astounds me at the way it was handled differently.

In the UK, I wasn’t able to make it into work as the trains had completely stopped running.

In the US, my train was fine (I waited 5 minutes longer).

In the UK, the traffic was horrendous, cars couldn’t move (see below).

In the US, the roads were being cleared as the snow was falling. The man opposite my hotel literally scraped the pavement clear 10 times.

In the UK, we ran out of salt after a couple of days.

In the US, the salt was free-flowing, like a fat kid pouring sugar onto pancakes.

Boris. You get onto the phone to these American guys and sort yourself out.

UK Snow Chaos

US Snow – No Problem (Piled up on the side of the road)


Written by The Dude

February 4, 2011 at 3:56 am

Existential Chicago Grafitti

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Whilst waiting for a blue line train, in the freezing cold, surrounded by 2 feet of snow and questioning what I was doing there I spotted this written onto one of the signs (I had to brush off some snow to get to it). 

It answered my question. 

Written by The Dude

February 2, 2011 at 11:12 pm