What is it about people who will stand in a line to check out two items in the grocery store when the line snakes around the entire store and the store manager queues when you can access a cashier. (Well, it does prevent cart busting log jams and frazzled nerves of the most un-frazzelable.)
And then whether it is two inches or ten inches, the cancellations pour into announcement centers. But everything can't be cancelled. You can't cancel the hospital. My daughter-in-law works there. You can't cancel the power & light folks - Duke Energy. My son works there. You can cancel school (thankfully we do keep the kiddies safe). You can't cancel your public safety - police and fire protection.
Well, here in middle North Carolina we got 8" or so of snow last night. It's the pretty kind that drapes all over everything - bare branches, pines, tree trunks, fences, streets. Houses and cars are hooded in a heavy layer. One gas station roof collapsed (over the fuel tanks) because of the heavy snow.
But it is one of those nice snows that folks make snow cream out of. That kids play in endlessly.Power outages? Sure. But not like when we get ice. Ice is bad. Snow can be nice. Until it melts a bit and then everything freezes over and the black ice creates hazards that end up either in the ER or the mortuary.
Snow in the South? Mixed emotions. I love it. I hate it. Right now, I'm keeping my old bones inside a warm, toasty house. I enjoyed lots of wonderful Chai tea in my lovely "heart" tea cup. And I thought about the Southern Snows I'd seen and lived through in the past. Southern Snow is beautiful.