cold weather brings southerners to their knees  

SlimGoodGuy 38M
154 posts
2/20/2006 8:46 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

cold weather brings southerners to their knees

After living in Iowa for several years, the weather over the last few days didn't phase me at all. These people down south simply can't handle "cold" weather like this. It's hardly below freezing and they freak out about how cold it is. The word wind chill is almost foreign to them. The freezing rain this week end caused problems on local roads. Schools that were not closed for the President's Day holiday are now closed due to road conditions. Schools in Iowa would have only had one to two hour delays. The salt trucks would have taken care of this in a heartbeat up north. When the temps hover around freezing, salt will do good on the ice. They did get sand trucks out at some point though. Several accidents could have been avoided with a little sensible management. So much for the tough no nonsense attitude of the South. Old man winter gave them a run for their money.

To give you some perspective on the subject, here's a funny read for you.

Weather Conversion

+70蚌 (21蚓) and
Texans turn on the heat and unpack the thermal underwear. People in Chicago go swimming

+60蚌 (16蚓)
North Carolinians try to turn on the heat.
People in Chicago plant gardens.

+50蚌 (10蚓)
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Chicago sunbathe.

+40蚌 (4蚓)
Italian & English cars won't start.
People in Chicago drive with the windows down.

+32蚌 (0蚓)
Distilled water freezes.
Lake Michigan's water gets thicker.

+20蚌 (-7蚓)
Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves and woolly hats.
People in Chicago throw on a flannel shirt.

+10蚌 (-12蚓)
Philadelphia landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Chicago have the last cookout before it gets cold.

0蚌 (-18蚓)
People in Miami all die...
Chicagoans lick the flagpole.

-20蚌 (-29蚓)
Californians fly away to Mexico.
People in Chicago get out their winter coats.

-40蚌 (-40蚓)
Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Scouts in Chicago are selling cookies door to door.

-60蚌 (-51蚓)
Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic.
Chicago Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough
-80蚌 (-62蚓)
Mt. St. Helens freezes.
People in Chicago rent some videos.

-100蚌 (-73蚓)
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Chicagoans get frustrated because they can't thaw the keg.

-297蚌 (-183蚓)
Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products.
Cows in Southern Illinois complain about farmers with cold hands.

-460蚌 (-273蚓)
ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero in the Kelvin scale).
People in Chicago start saying, "Cold 'nuff for ya?"

-500蚌 (-296蚓)
Hell freezes over.
The Cubs win the World Series

rm_AnOddGirl 57F
3469 posts
2/21/2006 11:18 pm

Well you proved my theray, anything under 75 degrees is uncivilized.


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