posted on Oct, 12 2013 @ 12:53 PM
Being an oldie too (coming up for the half century) I remember we used to have quite a lot of snow up to around the mid 80's. It seemed to tail off
a bit but the last 3 years or so have seen a return to colder winter temperatures and last year it seemed to last a lot longer.
The problem is, a lot of people these days have been conditioned to expect the "authorities" to nanny them and use little or no common sense or self
reliance. I remember a couple of years ago when we had a lot of snow and saw a reporter out on the street talking to people as they made their way to
work, many complaining about the snow not being cleared etc. One guy, heading to the station for his commute in a smart suit, flat soled office shoes
and a scarf - no gloves, overcoat or gloves! Another dippy female tottering along in stiletto heeled boots complaing about the slippery
surfaces...etc...etc! I mean, seriously, it's freakin' winter, dress for it and use a bit of common sense for crying out loud.
I use winter tyres, have an overnight bag in the car, drinks / food, blankets, torch, hi-viz jacket + hat gloves scarf, folding shovel, waterproof
gear and a thick parka in the car all winter......just in case. Might not need it but at least I am prepared if I do.