Please keep in mind that it has not started snowing yet. It will not begin until around noon.
I was watching our local news at 6 am this morning and they are all twisted up about the "Storm of the Century" - yes that is what they are calling it and I will repeat - it hasn't even started.
But that isn't the funny part.
Traffic is a big concern in our part of the world. We are ranked 3rd in the US for having the worst traffic congestion. So traffic is always newsworthy. Our local news stations have traffic reporters [Hi Lisa Baden, love you! Could you please find a stylist tho'? We are running out of snarky comments for your poor fashion sense] and stationary cameras on the busiest routes plus Traffic Choppers. No kidding.
Except traffic wasn't the news this morning [as usual] the impending snow was. Instead of using the Traffic Choppers to scope out accidents or gridlock they found a NEW purpose for it because, since everything is already shut down [with no snow], there was no traffic.
Would anyone like to venture a guess of what they were doing with their Traffic Choppers?
No? Oh Tadpoles I laughed. Hard.
They were flying around to various GROCERY STORES and FILMING the PARKING LOTS. Which were full. At 6 am. Because you just know that we are going to be snowed in for eternity. Or Monday. Whichever comes first.
Really? This is a good use of a Traffic Chopper? Grocery store parking lots? I love the snow, y'all know that, but honest to goodness? I could live without the panic and the "End of the World" mentality everyone gets when we are faced with a lot of snow. It is ridiculous.
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