Sunday, February 08, 2009

The Day After Tomorrow

No, this is not another Movie night review (though I did quite enjoy that film).

I was just thinking about the movie as I read through the news stories from the UK over the past week or so. Schools closed, workers not (working, that is), buses and trains cancelled (probably more from the drivers staying at home than any serious snow-related blockages), motorways at a standstill, people abandoning cars and scurrying for council-run emergency shelters, wild animals on the loose eating small children (Ok.... I made that last one up....)

And whilst it did look like a bit more snow fell than usual, one has to ask the question "would our parents have stayed at home?" No, and our grandparents not only wouldn't have stayed home, they would have cleared the roads and paths with their own bare hands before work. Britain is getting soft.... (actually, I think we passed "getting" a long time ago.)

The Federation of Small Businesses said the cost to Britain's economy through lost productivity could be as high as $4.3 billion. So much for global warming ;o)

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