- Photo by Amber Rhea
Ok, Northerners, we get it. You don’t understand why schools were closed for this little sprinkling of snow. You scoff at people getting worried and rushing to buy bread and milk at the grocery store. You laugh while folks avoid the roads in these conditions while you fly at 80mph down the interstate.
But here’s the thing. The superiority thing? Yeah, its getting old.
I’m not technically from the South. I’m from the West - the desert. Where massive amounts of rain freaks people out, leaving any bit of driving knowledge draining into a culvert on the highway. And I don’t react the way that many Southerners/Westerners do when they find themselves confronted with precipitation they’re not familiar with.
And that’s the point. They’re not familiar with it. They haven’t mastered the proper reaction of what to do if you hit a patch of ice and start sliding. Its a rare thing that anyone has salt for their driveways, or even ice scrapers for their windshields.
If you had some sort of weather phenomenon that you only encountered once a year - and maye the extreme version of it once every 10 years - you may not be so sure of yourselves, either.
So keep your irritating, another way Southerners are backwards, superior attitudes to yourself. Or pack up and head back the way you came.