Winter is finally over, but as I write this, I sit in my small kitchen in my one bedroom apartment overlooking the beginnings of a storm that many predicted would be the worst in a decade.
That’s right. Worse than White Juan. If only we had a recent hurricane, maybe we could come up with a clever name for this storm as well. White Spring, maybe, since spring started a week ago. Although that’s not clever. But then again, neither is White Juan.
Nevertheless, the hullabaloo and hubbub surrounding the storm has me thinking about our priorities as people. Only in this extreme weather do we consider shutting things down for the day.
But why is it that we only shut down due to poor weather? When the summer comes and there are nice, beautiful days outside, we will all still be expected to go into work as if it is any other day. It is only in these harsh, dangerous conditions that we consider taking the day off.