You have to love winter when:

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by MidwestGal, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. MidwestGal

    MidwestGal Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2006
    Messages:
    952
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    3
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    USA
    Your ice scraper ends up functioning more as an ice pick. Thus, getting off the inch and a half of ice over the snow that was already there.

    The streets are safer to walk in rather than on the sidewalk because your neighbors are too lazy to take care of thier walk.

    You choose not to use your cane in fear of losing your balance due to it slipping on ice vs trying to make your journey outside with less chance of breaking something.

    You wait to see the yellow flashing lights from the power companies trucks in anticipation of your electrcity being restored after 9 hours of no power, this time!
     
  2. Northland

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    6,082
    Likes Received:
    4
    ...and when you can't distinguish the sidewalk from the street because the snow has all turned to a black mess,


    ...when dog piss freezes in thin little slivers across the walkway and are impossible to see at night so you go flying, landing with a loud thud.



    ...the branches on the trees snap off rather than endure another day of wind and cold.


    ...when the postal worker delivers all the mail by 10:00-a.m. so they can then rush back inisde the main facility and stay warm (normal delivery is about 3:00-p.m. here).

    ...it's so cold that even the muggers take a day off.
     
  3. B_Think_Kink

    B_Think_Kink New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    10,742
    Likes Received:
    17
    Gender:
    Female
    When cashiers inside stores are wearing winter jackets because the cold air blows in the automatic doors.

    When you have to scrape the inside of the windows because they are frosty.
     
  4. SpeedoGuy

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2004
    Messages:
    4,229
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    The gloom of day is hardly distinguishable from the gloom of night.
     
  5. Principessa

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Messages:
    19,494
    Likes Received:
    28
    Gender:
    Female

    hahaha :rofl:
     
  6. niski06

    niski06 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Good ol' USA
    Hmmm...It was a nice 68 F here today. What's this cold you speak of? Ok last week it snowed here.
     
  7. goodwood

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Messages:
    1,804
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas
    ........When you help a friend get his wife's car out of a ditch. Or his car is he has been out. And you happen to be in the car.
     
  8. Mr Ed in Mass

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2006
    Messages:
    2,695
    Likes Received:
    576
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Massachusetts,The most corrupt of the 57 states.
    When 2 days over 32* is considered a heat wave.
     
  9. prince_will

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Messages:
    2,102
    Albums:
    6
    Likes Received:
    39
    Gender:
    Male
    when a cheap student like me doesn't have to turn the A/C on in his car and burn gas because it is nice and cold.

    when men are bundled up head to toe because of a little wind, and women are still wearing halter-tops. (it's a strange Bahamian phenomenon)

    when the pool is so cold but yet so nice.
     
  10. Love-it

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    1,884
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Northern California
    When the snow piles up so high you can't see out the windows. At least we don't have to exit out the second story like in some places.

    When you have to shovel snow off the deck so it won't collapse.

    When spit freezes before it hits the ground, about -30 F.

    When the heater/defrost doesn't work in my car.

    When you slip and fall on your ass.

    Ahhh, splitting firewood.

    In Montana one morning it was an honest -56 degrees Fahrenheit, without wind chill. You hear a loud pop when the pine trees freeze and split around -35 F.
     
  11. D_Kay_Sarah_Sarah

    D_Kay_Sarah_Sarah Account Disabled

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Messages:
    5,455
    Likes Received:
    14

    Its funny the girls who wear big thick woolly jacket with short skirts and long socks :biggrin1: Do they really think the socks are going to keep them that warm.


    and winter in Oz meansOh, and thank god it doesn't snow in Sydney
     
  12. crazy_one53402

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Messages:
    3,088
    Albums:
    3
    Likes Received:
    51
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    SE wisconsin
    When you have to freeze you ass off to co start your car ( my next car will have remote start)

    When the snow piles are high and have no place to put any more when shoveling

    WHEN YOU GET ALL DONE SHOVELING AND OR SNOW BLOWING AND THE FRICKEN PLOWS COME BY AND BLOCK YOUR DRIVE....

    when you have to put oh 20# of cloths to walk to the store that is three blocks away
     
  13. Draconis71

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Messages:
    1,177
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    108
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ottawa (ON, CA)
    ... when it takes 20 minute to chill a case of beer... and you come out for it after 30 minutes. Damned broken/frozen bottles.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted