(EDIT BY ANNA : So I said in the How To Keep A Mummy blog that I would do a special catch up 5 Things… Post on Japanese Folklore Creatures but I found this in the drafts by Luc so thought after last week it should actually for memories and bants be the make up 5 Things… post, after all technically it was the one that was being published, and this Thursday will be the Folklore one. Soz for being a prat.)
If you didn’t know a lot of the UK has seen Snowmageddon in the last few days (EDIT : Again sorry its late it was meant to go out on Friday 2nd March when we were all snowed in) which has sent us here in Plymouth into a extreme amount of panic.
So here are 5 signs I’ve seen in Plymouth that the world has actually ended.
Or at least it has here.
5. “THE COUNCIL TOLD US TO ONLY TRAVEL IF IT WAS NEEDED, I WANTED TO GO OUT AND HAVE A JOLLY IN THE SNOW AND HOW DARE THE COUNCIL LEAVE ME STRANDED HERE NOW THAT I’M STUCK LIKE THEY SAID COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN!
Yes there were reports of people, including people with babies, getting trapped on main roads and highways because of icy conditions and too much snow.
Now I don’t have Facebook, I don’t watch the news, I don’t use Twitter or go to BBC News or anything like that. I don’t even listen to the radio. Somehow in my little bubble I got the news that we had been told not to go out on Wednesday or Thursday just in case the roads become too dangerous to drive on. I knew this. If I had to go out I went out to places I could walk to, even then I took a bag with a thermos of soup, a small blanket and a few other bits and pieces, because you know we don’t get this kind of weather often so knowing my luck I’d get stuck somewhere and need these things, yet people went out in the cars for no reason, because there is 0 reason when you have a baby that you need to be on the high way in this weather, and then blamed the council for it.
Are you fucking kidding me?
Again in my bubble I knew this was coming so I made preparations. I brought enough food to last me, I brought stuff to stick in my bag if I needed to go out. I did everything to make sure I could survive for over a week if needed.
It sounds dramatic but I can’t be assed with snow so I didn’t want to go out.
Now even me, a person who has decided never to have kids because I don’t want to look after someone else, would know that the best idea when these weather warnings hit was to make sure I had enough baby stuff. Even if I personally had to go hungry because I didn’t have much money the second the weather warnings came in for the end of the week I would have had enough for the child to be safe for over a week.
I’d make sure I had provisions just in case something shitty like a boiler broke. I’d go out of my way to make sure on days where we were getting up to red alerts and instructions to stay inside that my child never had to leave the house and would be safe, fed and not put in any kind of harm.
If you didn’t listen to the weather warnings or the warnings not to travel, if you didn’t get provisions or just decided you wanted to go for a ride. It wasn’t the council that was at fault you are just a bad parent.
4. We heard of the Chicken Crisis but what about Pizza’s not delivering in the snow!?
My next door neighbour was absolutely livid that, whilst he couldn’t go to work because of the road conditions, he couldn’t get a pizza because the take away services were closed due to staff not being able to get to work or delivery drivers able to go out.
3. Idiots being let out without their careers.
I honestly don’t care if you scream at me that this is insensitive or whatever the fuck but some people should not be allowed outdoors at the best of times let alone when we have something like this snow.
Pretty much the story of this whole blog to be fair.
People doing stupid things to get snow selfies, people just being dicks to others because its snow and they have never seen it before, apparently, and just people forgetting what manners are because why should they when they can be hooligans instead?
If the snow doesn’t do us in then the idiots that left the house and made the snow covered world their home probably will.
2. “NO BREAD AND MILK?! I MEAN I WILL DIE IF I GO A WEEK WITHOUT A LOAF OF BREAD! I DON’T CARE IF ITS BAD WEATHER PEOPLE SHOULD RISK THEIR LIVES SO THAT I GET MY BREAD AND IF THE SHOP DOESN’T HAVE IT I’LL TAKE IT OUT ON THE SHOP STAFF BECAUSE ITS OBVIOUSLY THEIR FAULT!!”
Our local store was hit yesterday by panic buying. I only went in for some cans of coke but boy did it look like a bomb had hit it. With it being so shitty and the weather forecast to be worse today, which it is, people acted like bread and milk were never going to be seen again. Something I guess that is going to hit retail hard in the coming week (EDIT : It still is a shit situation to be in – Anna) with deliveries being probably pushed back.
Normal, every day people acting like its the end of the world but more importantly then taking it out on the staff who braved it into work so should get at least a little bit of fucking sympathy instead of being blamed for idiots being idiots.
Seriously think there should be a law against people talking to retail people. I know it sounds stupid but some people just see a face that works in the store and attributes every little thing that is wrong with the world to that face. That face probably has fuck all to do with any of these problems but boy will middle aged women and old men let them know its all their fucking fault.
1. Perfectly rational adults forgetting what day it is…
Today is Friday. I woke up and thought it was Saturday. I don’t know why, its only a bit of snow but it seems to have teleported me to the weekend. If it keeps up like this it is very obvious I’m going to be dead by the time the snow actually ends.
Seriously though how is it so easy to forget what day it is when you just have A DAY of proper snow?
So what did Plymouth learn though the Snowcalypse?
That a good deal of shitty people just think about themselves. They don’t even think about their own kids.
People who work in retail or the food industry should go to work, putting their lives on the line, so that people who don’t have to work because of the snow can continue living their lives happily.
Roads are blocked by idiots who were told not to go out but did anyway, snow and ice make it dangerous to drive but delivery drivers should get off their lazy backsides so these people can have what they want.
Its all Me, Me, Me…
Who cares if a retail worker breaks their arm on black ice in the car park?
Who cares if a delivery driver rolls their car?
As long as you don’t have to go a day or so without what you want it doesn’t matter.
These people don’t have kids, a family or priorities, they should just go about their lives the same as they always do so that you more important people can take days off to spend with your kids in the first proper snow of their young lives and eat take aways and go out shopping like usual.
Whilst to be absolutely honest we had a lot of lovely stories of people getting in the 4×4’s to make sure nurses and doctors got to work, people going out into the streets to help people who couldn’t get their cars up hills and all the rest its once again those horrible and selfish people that would have ruined this time for many.
People get excited when they see snow, I’m sure for those who work in the “lower class jobs” as some people seem to treat them, but who are actually extremely important in our society, the thought of any more snow days ever in their working lives, which by the time the Tories have had their way probably means our generations death beds, is a nightmare that will haunt them forever more.
In other words people of Plymouth, and anywhere else, learn some fucking manners and treat all people with some dignity and respect. Their job might seem small and unimportant to you but the way you act when you can’t buy a loaf of bread shows how fucking important they are. When the roads go back to normal and deliveries come back in they are the ones that had to listen to your abuse but will go back to work and stock those shelves and have to smile at your stupid fucking face and take the next load of abuse which is nearly always unwarranted and frankly moronic.
Next time we have this kind of bad weather why not just be fucking nice?