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It's just a bit of fucking snow, dammit!

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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why is it in this country, that whenever we have even a light dusting of snow, the entire country locks up?

It's just a bit of fucking snow! And I hear on the news today that two of our region's major airports had to close their runways, and nearly 200 people got themselves involved in road accidents because they're obviously thick and don't know how to drive. :x

Snow, people. Why does it screw us up so much?
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Cionie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's usually because, since they don't get snow very often, it's not worth investing thousands of dollars in equipment and thus, they don't have any way of clearing it when it does happen. There are areas in the US (especially the south) that completely shut down for a bit of snow too because they just don't have any way of dealing with it.
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iroNoNiji Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Funnily enough, the UK can cope with floods up to 20cm without even hitting the news, in London at that, we'd never manage THAT in Germany, where we don't give a fuck about what brits call snow. I always preferred the UK version. Snow happens less.
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is Germany usually warmer? What's your average winter temperature?
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iroNoNiji Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Colder. A lot.
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RockyGems Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I think it's because our country's weather is so miserable most of the time, anything resembling a real season causes them to freak out. It happens in the summer too whenever it gets above 20 degrees, you know :XD:
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, but it's more bearable in the summer.
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Jellybean9000 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You guys are lucky to have snow at all.
I'm jealous.
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Majatek Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Summer trololo's Australian Christmas with 25+ degree sunny hot goddamn weather.

So whenever I hear the two words "white" and "christmas" together in a jingle down in Australia I curse it and everything it stands for.
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Jellybean9000 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, now I'm starting to feel bad. :(
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Jaegerofice Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
You guys lock up(like most of wester and southern europe) because you lack the balls we north and east europeans have ;).

Now in all seriousness It's about being used to it and preparation. And more fine technology something uses the more vulnerable it is, such as Iphone 3(i recall it was that) had an issue of not working when exposed to cold. But the very same aplies to very hot places with lots of sand too.

Thsi reminds me, "why in fantasy works the nothmen are described as hardier that others?" Because we f*ing are! ;P
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd still rather have a very hot place with loads of sand. A Southern Spanish beach, for example.
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Jaegerofice Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I prefer my very hot place being a sauna. Especially during winters, heat it up, sweat a good bit, then go roll in snow and back in to heat up, rinse and repeate untill finished and go cool down outside while enjoying a cold beer.

Got to love this season :D.
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have access to a sauna... I'm so jealous.
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Jaegerofice Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Then come in Finland(or sweden if you prefer "not as hot as ours"-saunas) more saunas that you can imagine ;).
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SweetNspooky Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Eh. they never seen canada lol.

Well when you're not used to black ice....
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't think it was cold enough for ice, just for snow.
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Zalcoti Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   Digital Artist
If it's cold enough for snow, it's cold enough for ice.
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not necessarily. Ice forms only at 0 degrees or below; snow can fall at anything up to around 5 degrees.
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JonnyAltezza Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm, Were you asleep for the winters of 2009/10 and 2010/11 or what? You should no damn well what trouble snow can cause when a country isn't prepared or used to it.
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was hibernating at that time.
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JonnyAltezza Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:lol:
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EvilDoctorHobbit Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:( I don't get snow where I'm at.
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're lucky, then.
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EvilDoctorHobbit Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:lol: probably
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ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
because city folk don't know or understand the concept of "black ice"
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's only one city in this county, and they didn't even get the snow because they're a couple of degrees warmer than we are, on the coast.
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Babushka-Nipples Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Apparently Nashville shuts down when it snows at all. Ehgk
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Tidal-Wave-Art Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate snow, thank goodness there hasn't been much in my area.
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Snow is fun to play in, just not fun for anything else.
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JonnyAltezza Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Its fun to walk in :nod: Especially at night and when your high! Everything seems so quite and dead. And It is great star gazing and telescope conditions as well as giving you that nice cosy feeling when you come home from a journey in the snow and set your self up in front of an open fire after a hot shower, mmm mmm mmm mhmm!
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You seem to have much experience in these matters...
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JonnyAltezza Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, Don't you?
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember walking on the beach in the snow when I was high, but that's about it.
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JonnyAltezza Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I thought you meant snow in general :shrug:
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Jak-the-Lombax Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have snow? Lucky.
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, it's not! :x
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scarlet-tango Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not a lot different with your neighbours :)
We're expecting a whole lot of snow tomorrow, and I don't have to go out of the house. It's gonna be fun! :D
Greetings from the Netherlands.
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Pinkmitten Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Lol, New Yorkers are like a bunch of paranoid fucks whenever snow falls. 24/7 news coverage on it. :roll:
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Arboris-Silvestre Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Over here, snow is a thing that you drive up to the mountains to peer at and prod, like it's a strange zoo animal.
However when it rains, people sort of panic similarly... :shrug:
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saxeh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love snow :grump:
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good for you. Want some? It's snowing again here now. :grump:

Luckily, the boiler has been fixed and I'm sitting in a warm, comfy bed with the heating on at nearly full blast. You could probably grow coconuts in the climate in this room now.
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allah-saurus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Because fuck British weather that's why.
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember when I was a little girl, when the summers were long and hot, and the winters were cold but mercifully brief. That just doesn't happen any more.
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allah-saurus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I think it might be selective memory or something because now it's cold, windy and generally shit with rain or 'fuck, fuck I'm burning' hot.
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The weather is always open to criticism. :B
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deVere Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
It's the same around here; we get it every year, and people are shocked every time!
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CopaceticChaos Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
It's pretty much a big deal here in Texas. It rarely snows, so people don't know how to drive in the snow. Being from the north I do the usual slow down with the sandbag in the truck. But a lot of people don't know that, so they continue going their normal speed and up up dying because they didn't notice black ice.

I was going 30 on a 40 road one time, a lady honked at me, flipped me off, and sped around me. I would have been mad, but I was too busy laughing at her as she lost control and crashed into the concrete bumper. As she was getting out, I rolled down my window and pointed and laughed at her because I'm an asshole. Then I went to my destination safely.
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: Karmic retribution!
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CopaceticChaos Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
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Laika-chan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lucky you. :grump:
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