By Paul Yeager, author of Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities
It’s odd that roads are often too slippery to come in to work, but they’re never too slippery to go home early!
Let’s be honest: Some of us like to use snow as an excuse to not do something, so if that’s your M.O., then I’m here to help.
Top 10 Snow-Related Excuses
- My car is allergic to salt.
- The sun hitting the melting snow (on the wet roadway) is producing too much glare for my sensitive eyes.
- The dog ate my ice-scraper.
- I heard a guy in the line at the grocery store talking to someone on the phone whose cousin’s brother said a big storm is coming tomorrow. That’s good enough for me! I’ll be “working” from home until further notice.
- My boots won’t pass inspection and are in the shoe-repair shop.
- You never know when La Nina will strike, or is it El Nino? Either way, better safe than sorry.
- Snow is a four-letter word!
- Meteorologists are always wrong, so I know that this “sunny” forecast has to be wrong.
- My car fishtails on salt and ash.
- Global warming makes everything worse.