For my entire life I have lived somewhere that it snows and if I was temporarily living in an area that doesn’t receive snow it was in the summer, So now living in the UK it’s highly entertaining to see how screwed up things get when it snows in areas that aren’t prepared for it like here in the southern portion of the UK.
So it was no surprise to see kids throwing snowballs at everything possible; at the train station, at each other, at the trains, at the chippy’s (fish and chip shop) window, at cars, at the police, dogs, cats, grandma’s, everything possible here seems to be getting pelted with snowballs. Yeah, as we know, snow is pretty exciting. When Tahoe got that first dump I could feel Dostie’s stoke across the USA and the Atlantic Ocean. This was more like that scene in Terminator 2 where cities are destroyed by the wave of destruction. Dostie’s got some pretty mean stoke.
Anyway, back to the UK;
I never thought that people would be so stoked (or maybe not so stoked) about snow that it would disrupt the 911 service (here it’s 999). But check out this headline I saw this morning in the paper:
” Staffordshire Police has reported a four-fold increase in 999 calls, mainly about snowballs being thrown at people.”
Here’s a snippet from this is South Wales:
“The number of calls have increased this week, as houses and residents have been pelted with snowballs by anti-social youths.”
and this one must have got her in the ear, damn do those hurt:
“in Port Talbot a woman suffered concussion and needed hospital treatment after being hit by snowballs.”
I think this is my favorite though:
Snow stoke is pretty sweet. Hopefully it will keep falling and whether you enjoy hitting the elderly with snowballs, exploring the forest by snowshoe or ski, charging the fresh powder, or just relaxing to a winter wonderland lets keep the guns holstered.