An oberservation on people and the coming snow storm
Leave it to human behavior to get me out of hiding and write something, but is it just me, or do people seem overly worried about this upcoming snow storm?
I feel that people are starting to panic, in a sense, about the possibility of 20 some odd centimeters of snow. At my job, I see and speak to anywhere near 200+ individual people on a daily basis and I have actual conversations with these people, however short said conversations might be. But the general consensus these days is that people seem worried or bothered that there will be a snow storm and what it will bring (school closures, dangerous driving, etc…).
I somehow feel the obligation to remind everyone that this is Montréal, we’re supposed to be used to snow storms and ice on the roads! Does that make driving any safer? No, but it shouldn’t instill that much anxiety in the general population either. We’ve had an extremely easy winter so far, albeit a pretty cold one. We’ve been spoiled by the lack of any true snow accumulation and it’s starting to show that people are getting used to it. Do people not realize that this was bound to happen?
We’re slowly turning into (and I’m really sorry to say this)… Toronto!
But to be fair, there’s the other bunch of folks that are totally looking forward to the snow, though from I can tell, they seem to be the minority; the skiers and snowboarders (and possibly city workers?). I’m somewhere in the middle, personally. I’d hibernate if I truly had the choice.