Snow Can Die in a Fire
Posted by tim in Crazy Weather on February 13, 2007

(I stole that from a guy at work.)

The county declared it a "Snow Emergency", meaning the roads and all that were closed. They made this call sometime late this morning, while I was at the office. We still had to work, though. The people that make the internet run still work, because "it snowed" isn't a valid excuse for the internet being down. Honestly, I think we're more important than the postal service.

So anyhow, 5:00PM rolls around, and the streets had hardly been touched. The city of Lafayette has this idea that a 3/4 ton pickup truck with a snow plow on it is going to serve the needs of this metropolitan area. WRONG! I got almost home and found that the road to my house hadn't been plowed. I could have parked a block away, but it would have been in the middle of the street. So rather, I had to drive 2 miles away and park at the Wal-Mart parking lot, and have my roommate come give me a ride. Luckily he had 4 wheel drive.

So here I am, sitting at home with no way to get out. My boss said that if it's still nasty like this in the morning, I need to call the other boss to come pick me up. That should be interesting. I realize that our job is important, but when the weather is this nasty, there should be allowances made, IMO.

So for now, I'm putting on some dry clothes and getting some food. Who knows how long the electricity will last...

 
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wah wah wah.

Guess who is on call 24/7 during hurricane season?

Our compnay touts hosting 2% of the internet, we dont get the luxury of inclement weather.

  • Posted by macguy (Guest) on February 14, 2007 at 11:05:32PM

Yeah, I know. We keep your customers going though.

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on February 14, 2007 at 11:27:57PM
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