When it's nice like this, we can be heard saying things like,
"Ugh. Kinda balmy today huh?"
"I hear it is supposed to be 53 degrees tomorrow! I think I will lay out and work on my tan."
We will all become smug and cocky about how warm it has gotten when Mother Nature will pull a big switch-a-roo and send back the gray skies and drop 23 more inches of snow our sandal clad selves.
Mark my words.
It happens every year.
Around these parts, there are a few groups of people where snow is concerned.
Group one. Snow haters.
Group two. People who own ski resorts/people who ENJOY using ski resorts.
(Bless their pea pickin' hearts. Each and every crazy one of 'em)
Bet you can't tell where I fall...
There is a relatively large number of people that fall into that first group but you have to be careful when identifying yourself as a member of the Snow haters group.
Admit it out loud in front of any member of group two and you are in for a lengthy sermon about how snow brings business to our area and without business there wouldbenojobsandsoyoushouldbeHAPPYthatwegetlotsofsnowblahblahblahhhh...
I dislike hearing this speech almost as much as I hate snow.
When people start in on it, I am tempted to say,
" You know, you must have heard me wrong. I LOVE snow. Oh yeah! I have a big refrigerated warehouse where I put truckloads of snow that is still on the ground when the weather starts melting it. I collect...no...RESCUE.. it and store it until next winter. I love snow SO much that I can not bear the thought of it melting! I know you feel the same way. Being such an avid snow supporter, would you like to sponsor a ton of snow to pay for its upkeep in the warehouse and to offset costs of this service? It only costs $900 dollars a month. Snow is so precious. Don't let the unthinkable happen!
(here I would elbow the person conspiratorially and whisper that dirty 's' word. Spring.)
Donate today! SAVE THE SNOW!!"
No? You don't want to?
Then shut up.
Anyway, like everyone else, I too pulled out my capris and sandals. So, when Mother Nature decides to play her funny little 'trick', I will become a member of the third group which is-
People who wear sandals in the snow out of spite.
(photo courtesy of google images)
Will my feet be cold? Absolutely.
Ahh but my HEART will be warm with rebellion!