snow chaos in the UK

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snow chaos in the UK

Post by kjshd05 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:13 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7866402.stm

never thought it would be such a big deal, since we deal with it here,
daily, during the winter months...

actually, I do believe that London has received 10 inches of snow..YIKES.

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Post by Helen8 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:23 pm

With all the beautiful old buildings, I have to admit that it looks like a winter wonderland. The complete slowdown of the city . . . not so much. :shock:

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Post by Helen8 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:29 pm

I just watched this video. The idiot with the 5-inch stilettos, creeping along, . . . will finally get to work at quitting time.

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Post by grannybear » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:48 pm

When I lived up North I went to work in all kinds of snowstorms but I guess if you're not used to it, it can be daunting. Sounds like this is really something they are not used to.

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Post by mariagare » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:45 am

Helen8 wrote:I just watched this video. The idiot with the 5-inch stilettos, creeping along, . . . will finally get to work at quitting time.
My mother lives in Hampshire and she's always regaling me with stories of women going a over t on the High street because of an inability to grasp the concept of shoes being an aid to walking as opposed to decoration.

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Post by Marie » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:10 am

More likely a trip to hospital for frostbite in shoes like that.

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Post by Helen8 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:28 pm

a over t on the High street

Took me second, but I got it. :lol

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Post by marilaine » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:34 pm

Five-inch stilletos? :eek:
And, around here they wear zori thongs when it's like in the low 30's. :shock:
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Post by Hilary the Touched » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:35 pm

I guess if you're not used to it, it can be daunting. Sounds like this is really something they are not used to.
Exactly. As the mayor of London points out, the last time they had anything comparable was, like, 18 years ago; if he was the guy who signed the checks purchasing all the ploughs and street-cleaning equipment to clear the city down to dry pavement, which would get used once every two decades, he'd be taken out and smothered in a tank of road-salt. Plus London's like D.C.--huge quantities of commuter traffic with limited alternatives, and all it takes is one dickhead assuming the fact that he's got four-wheel drive renders him God to screw EEEEEEVERYbody up all day.

Though there's just no excuse at all for wearing high-heeled pumps in the snow--that's just silly.

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Post by Helen8 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:37 pm

wearing high-heeled pumps in the snow--that's just silly.

Silly? I'm sticking with idiot.

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Post by Gillian » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:08 pm

An idiot with a soon to be broken ankle if she doesn't swap out for boots, stat!

Reminds me of the time I passed two women at the side of the road who'd been pulled over by a cop for trying to drive a motorcycle in a snowstorm. It was a bad one, too -- gale force winds, blowing snow and the roads were covered in thick, rutted ice. As if that wasn't bad enough, neither were dressed for it. I didn't see a set of leathers on either and both were wearing regular shoes.

Honestly, I don't know what gets into people sometimes.

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Post by wolfsaver » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:03 pm

I guess for some, fashion trumps function. :roll:

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Post by grannybear » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:58 pm

They don't want to go out and buy clothes that they'll only wear once in awhile. All they need is one set and save it for these rare occasions.
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Post by Helen8 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:49 pm

Um. Fashion trumps a functioning brain.

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Post by Sea Lion Woman » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:51 pm

thats just stupid. Stilletos...in snow?
Um people, how bout wearing fuzzy, warm boots, put your heels in your bag. Get to work and put your heels there.
It's not rocket science.
Oh fashion...some people take it too seriously.

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