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And I start to complain that there's no school

The Argentinian exchange student, who I will henceforth refer to as Señorita C, was all excited to start school on Tuesday. I don't know why the new semester starts on a Tuesday, but it does.

She woke up around 9 on Tuesday morning and wondered why no one had woken her up or taken her to school. School had been cancelled that day, which makes some sense because there was a lot of snow on the ground and there was still a fair bit of snowage going on at the time she would have been heading to school. I don't understand why school was cancelled again today, though.

Mr B------ suggests that it's because kids today are a bunch of pansies and that back in our day, we would have gone to school and liked it. I'm not quite sure that this is true, but I am willing to go along with it for the sake of sounding like an old fart.

srah - Wednesday, 28 January 2004 - 6:42 PM
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gravatar alfie - January 28, 2004 - 7:21 PM -

They cancelled school AGAIN? Here I am, trudging across campus through huge snow banks and those wimpy children in Ann Arbor have had school cancelled. Albion cancelled school today as well, I believe, but sadly that doesn't translate over to the college which apparently has only cancelled school once since the Civil War.

gravatar Justin - January 29, 2004 - 12:08 AM -

Well, they cancelled school here on Monday and Tuesday because, being as the roads looked like an ice skating rink (how I wish I had the skates), it was treacherous to drive on them, especially when we South Carolinians are about as used to driving in winter weather as we are to referring to soda as "pop."

Today, they also cancelled school because, well, I guess there were still some icy patches here and there (though I didn't see any on the way to work) and they didn't wanna be responsible for some kid dying an ice-related death.

And tomorrow, a 2 hour delay? Why? There will be no ice left by tomorrow! I think the official word was "It's stinking cold and it might take my car a few more minutes to warm up, nice and toasty."

Darn it, I'm stealing this comment to post in my own journal. I have better content here than on my own site!

gravatar Urs - January 29, 2004 - 7:04 AM -

yeah, I have a comment on closing school - my district would have to make up days canceled that were more than three or something so they NEVER canceled school - damn kids! Man, I've been an old fart for a year or more, my fav phrases are "What am I paying taxes for?" and talking about fiber. I am obsessed with fiber and regularity..... So yeah, I'm 22 going on 63....

gravatar katie - January 29, 2004 - 8:45 AM -

Your states are all wussies. In Montpelier, the capital of Vermont, school is NEVER cancelled. And we get way more snow and ice than all of you put together.

The only time non-college school was cancelled for me was the one day when the power went out at the high school and we were all in danger of freezing to death. And even then, we stayed in class with our coats on until lunchtime before going home.

The University of Vermont has only closed for two separate days in the whole of its existance, not counting when it closed for a few years during the Civil War. I'm proud to say I was present for one of those two days - and the snow went from 0 to 5 feet in about 4 hours the evening before, and kept up the same pace all night...

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