Friday, December 16, 2005

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Well they didn't lie about the snowstorm. We got it in spades (anyone know where that expression comes from? Enquiring minds want to know).

We're expecting probably over 35 cm (or about 14 in) of snow. At least it isn't cold, about -6 (21 for the Americans). However, when you're standing on the street corner waiting an hour for the bus (which usually comes every 5 minutes), 6 below can seem quite chilly.

The abuse the poor bus drivers have to put up with in weather like this, though. It's totally unreal. I mean, give the guys (and ladies) some credit. They're driving in shit-ass weather, weather I for one wouldn't be caught dead driving in, the buses are jammed because so many people decide not to drive to work, the roads are slippery, the visibility sucks and they're there, doing their job and getting abuse for it.

Stop whining people! It's not the drivers fault! GROW THE FUCK UP, the weather sucks for everyone. People (or at any rate Montrealers, who are the ones I deal with daily) take themselves way too seriously. Really people, lighten up, it would make life so much easier for everyone.


Carolyn said...

Whoa Jazz... looks like you got a TON 'o Snow! (I do not know the metric equivalent for a TON.)

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Regal said...

Spades are the highest-ranking of the four suits (clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades.) Thus a bid in spades outranks a bid in hearts. By extension beyond cards, "in spades" expresses a decisive, complete, no-doubt defeat. If I suffer a (real or imagined) injury from you, and I retaliate with disproportionate vigor, I have paid you back "in spades."