posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 11:17 AM
It makes me a little angry when I see mindless types questioning the ability of others to get about and stating there's only "a couple inches of
snow". Well yeah, maybe where they are, but others have had considerably more. I have a disabled colleague snowed in up North in Nottinghamshire
and from the pictures she sent me - car with about 1 1/2 feet of snow on roof and just a bit of rear bumper showing - she is not going to be able to
get anywhere any time soon.
In fact, when I was speaking with colleagues around Munich on wednesday evening, they too were struggling, and they get to experience it a lot more
than we do!
I'm lucky, in that I have fast broadband and a VPN connection into the corporate network, so don't have to be at the office to work. However, many
other people do need to get to work and have no option to work from home, due either to their actual job function or lack of infrastructure to allow
them to do so. I am quite sure though that more flexible working hours for many, along with more home working, would lessen the impact to industry
and ease the traffic and public transport problems we see each year. As I said in another thread though, it does make me chuckle seeing old film of
steam locomotives with snow ploughs attached coping with very heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures. Todays modern high-tech rolling stock and
signalling systems just don't seem to be able to cope at all outside of a narrow temperature range. That's progress?