Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Adverse Weather Conditions - Not

My children's school was closed today. Because of the "snow".

I was surprised about this, not least because I'd been kept awake half the night by the sound of rain hammering on the roof. Still, we thought we'd venture out and have a look at all this "snow", and record it all for my readers, courtesy of WombleCam TM.

Not much outside the house.....

...hardly blizzard conditions on the surrounding roads....

...and, hey presto, next to nothing at the school.





Hoping to salvage some educational morsel from the State's big "no-show", we decided to visit the local library, which was.........shut. Because of the weather.

So despite there not being enough snow to disrupt a game of cricket, Womble On Tour is stuck at home with two bored kids.

And it set me wondering how many other wealth creators (i.e. people who work for private companies) are prevented from working today just because the Public Sector fancied a day in bed. Lazy bastards.

Maybe we deserve to be in recession.


Dick Puddlecote said...

I think they just enjoy the drama of these situations, no doubt fuelled by thinking of the chiiiiildren.

We've had the same here. One of my kids had their sports day cancelled last year because it rained the night before. My other little 'un's was also cancelled the year before that ... because it was too sunny!

By the way, you're brave taking photos around a school in the current hysterical climate.

Shades said...

Womble, our school opened today and it was pretty rough in Morley for the first couple of hours, but we have been giving them a hard time about closing at the drop of a hat for the last couple of years. I got stuck on a hill driving out in treacherous conditions and took a short-cut home.

Apparently the cobbles in our car park were a bit rough this morning, or should I say smooth...

Master Grey stayed at home and studied Maths so he got more education than if he had gone in, where apparently they sat in the hall and watched DVDs.

The Wilted Rose said...

They obviously did a "Risk Assessment" and decided to close the school for "health and safety reasons" (i.e. they lied so they could have a lie-in).

I'll bet the local shops managed to open that day ok, though!