So I get one of those automated messages at 5:30 this morning on my cell phone that the Philadelphia School District is closed today. I assume there must be quite a bit of snow on the ground.
I look out the window - less than an inch.
Hmmm. Maybe it's supposed to get much worse later on. According to all the newspapers lately, the city has no money to plow streets anymore and we're all on our own in the event of a terrible blizzard.
I turn on the TV for the forecast - rain, and a high of 42.
Hmmmm. Some administrator somewhere must be pretty desperate for a day off if they are canceling school for RAIN now.
This comes the year MY school decides to make me "essential staff", which means I have to show up on snow days, even if the god damned world is coming to an end. NOW they start canceling school on account of rain. In previous years, when I WOULD have been allowed to stay in bed when school is canceled, this would never have happened.
So, anyone who does have off today, I will be practicing my hate thoughts on you all day long.
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