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Old 01-18-2013, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Ady View Post
Waiting for this ' worst snowstorm since the 19th century' to strike.
I Check the weather forecast which claims the current staus is Foggy, I'm pretty certain if it wasn't for the house opposite blocking my view i'd be able to see the Eifel Tower!! it's clear as a bell!!
If you can't get the weather right as it happens how the hell are you gonna trust any predictions! people are buying bread and other supplies at the supermarkets as if there's a friggin' Zombie apocalypse coming, the media are at maximum scaremongering level and the sheep of our nation are sucking it all in and going crazy.
I don't know what has happened to our once unflappable country but it really is quite pathetic.
There should be no reason why anyone living in any kind of urban environment should have any fear of a bit of snow. People who live out in the sticks, living off the land or the land providing their income, I can understand they need to be prepared for harsh weather strikes. I might be worried if I lived on high ground with a family of 5, the snow whirling drifts up my door only to realise that I'd forgotten to drop into Tesco after milking my cows! we've only got half a tin of beans and a crust of bread! i've lent my snow chains to Big Al the goatherd and my tractor has thrown a tyre!!
Urbanites, Oh no, there are only 20-30 major retail parks/supermartkets/general stores/restaurants/pubs/bars/neighbours etc etc withing a few minutes of your homes! How will you survive this snowstorm!! God help us, you must get stocked up, you could be stuck here for hours!! trapped, with no chance of rescue from your snow embalmed urban tomb!!
Pathetic! no reason for this ridiculous panic. please get a grip!!

gotta go, i'm out of bread and milk and it's just started snowing!!

Rant over!
Hahaha, good rant, & I agree. We get a good snow fall most years, and I do live fairly high up & our nearest settlement with a worthwhile shop is 15 miles away. we have about 1 mile of single track lane to get to our house, & most of it is a 1 in 4 gradient. Got just about 1 foot of snow right now. That's enough to freak out most urbanites. Hell, 1 inch is enough to freak them out. Yuppies in 4x4's with low profile tyres, wondering why their continent conquering schoolrunmobile doesn't cut it in 1" of snow ;)

We have an old little standby 4 x 4 that's equipped with chunky winter tyres all year round. It can handle about 18 inches of snow. more than that, & it's screwed.

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Originally Posted by Mad About Drums View Post
Today, I'm at work, outside it's -5 C, a little snow and blackice, production room is about 3 C, different worlds indeed, I wouldn't mind either eating ice cream with Grea or chatting with Andy next to the fireplace, as it stands, I'm freezing cold...
Just running through the final designs & wood spec's for our new snare range. Someone's got to do it :) Dean's currently freezing in the shop - poor bugger :(
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Originally Posted by aydee View Post
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Low libido day..yawn.


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Enforced low libido day. Log burners do that to you :)
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