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Originally posted by Esrom Escutcheon Esquire
Well i was on the bus at 7.30am. The snow was about 4-5 inches in places but mainly slushy.
What i find is that its some people have no idea how to drive in this weather. Think i nearly got knocked over twice today.
What i find is that you get all the "LOOK AT ME, IVE GOT A 4X4" people driving aroud that cause a lot of accidents/blockages with their over-confidence.
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by DaMod
You live in the Rockies, you expect lots of snow, so have the necessary investment made into plows, gritting and the like, plus each person is sued to having to be prepared. Whereas in the UK, we do not get this amount of snow usually, so it's taken us a bit by surprise. Still, it's hardly the doom and gloom you seem to think it is.
Telling us to "man up" is very rude and ignorant. I myself have walked the 4 miles to work through 2 ft of snow, people have been helping each other by digging peoples cars out of their drives and the sense of community I have seen over the past couple of days has been great. You can take your "man up" comment and stick it where the sun doesn't shine, to be honest. You just want to rub it in that you feel superior, that's the only reason you felt the need to post what you did.
As has been stated quite a few times in this thread, it's media hype mostly. We're getting along just fine, the roads are clear and there is some transport disruption in places. Other than that, it's business as usual.
[edit on 6/1/10 by stumason]
Originally posted by Wolfie_UK
reply to post by DaMod
In fairness to stumason, the softness is been portrayed by those who believe England starts n ends within the boundaries of London. Anywhere else such has Manchester, Liverpool plus the majority of Scotland are getting a right pasting yet they just like most UK folk pull their scarves n hats on a little tighter and get on with it.
Don't believe what the media says just ask UK members on here what they are going through and I bet you will mostly get the same answer, just a little inconvenience nothing more than that.
Originally posted by woogleuk
reply to post by R-evolve
oh aye its been fun for the most part, but boxies? jeeze man, i'm in a downstairs flat with little heating apart from a small blower, this time of night i'm wrapped up in a blanket on the sofa on here, lol. I've got a wood burner, but I can't be arsed getting it out, plugging the ventilation in and all that hard work! Are you from the north west (manc // liverpool)? I haven't heard boxies since my cheeky little scouse friend was last up visiting, lol.