The UK vs Snow

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The UK vs Snow

Picture my delight when opening the front door this morning at 5:30am GMT to find almost 5mm of snow had settled.... I immediately knew that the world would stop in the UK for we tend not to carry ski's and snow chains to deal with this (to quote local radio) "severe" weather.

As a hardy Brit however; I battled on through the mild slush toward London village in a bid to arrive at work and laugh at all those wimps that had returned to bed at the sight of a snow flake and cower under the covers.

30 miles later and 4 inches of snow deeper I too gave in to the harshness of the blizzard we were facing. Schools across the UK closed, all busses within London cancelled, trains to every major city delayed and service stations full of (women) drivers giving up the fantastic rally driving experience and calling roadside assistance to guide them home.

I am disappointed to report back to my comrades that i have failed to take advantage of the snow storm attacking our fronts. Maybe in true SAS style, i should have battled on in order to claim the now abandoned London village as SAS territory.

The only consolation is that once home, i donned my white t-shirt, socks and pants and waited under the bush with a bird nest hat on in order to attack the postman as he quietly made his morning delivery.

He screamed, i screamed..... Cover blown!!!! :roll:

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not good to scare the postman...he might be armed against dogs....at least that's what I am Blum 3

Nice story there. I heard about that in the radio. UK is drowning in snow I-m so happy

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5mm of snow.... stops a contry? LolLolLol

Hmmmm what are you made of?

Well its about the same in my city and tha capitol. The jerks dont know how to drive a car when its snow in the air. Makes me imbaressed hehe :oops:

I miss the witners back home with 0,5 - 2m of snow

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The life and times of one SAS_Carter.
I never really thought much of it snowing in London but hey I don't think much of it snowing here either. Down south here in the good ole United States of the Offended a people tend to freak at the first mention of snow and rush to the local store to purchase all the milk and bread they can get their hands on. With the first flake sticking on the ground we start panicing thinking the end is near. Schools start closing, and the kids are going: we love snow, but they are still young and reckless. With the first accumulating measure of the white powdery mixture driving becomes hazardous and people are warned to stay at home. The one's that do venture out on the highways find themselves battling not only the weather but each other, sometimes driving or sliding their car/truck into another unfortunate person's vehicle. Driving down the highway and interstate we see where someone has abandoned their ride on the side of the road, in the medium and off to the side where they stay till the roads are clear. When we are lucky enough to get up to four inches (10 Cm's for the metric world) of snow, the governer calls a state of emergency and the National Guard is called into action.
While I am glad the ice storm didn't make it any closer, I am concerned for all the people in Kentucky that are still without electricity. The television just said that over 300,000 customers were still in the dark over a week after their encounter with ice.

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I like the snow if it gets deep but dont care for it if it is just a dustin, If I get out in it, sometimes the kid comes out in me while I am drivin and the wheels get to spinin, But after the wifey looks at me with her lazer eyes and I see her death grip in the dash and door, I will come back to my Old man state of mind and back off the gas.

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Yeah, well some parts of the country got near enough 2 ft. Smile
Yeah, little bit of snow and the UK grids to a halt...
But I didn't have college, trains were bad.
Great playing in the snow though Dirol

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Sounds like the U.K. is almost as bad as Georgia, Carter... lol. They don't even need snow done here to close everything, a bit of ice will do the trick.

2 feet of snow, or a bunch of morons on the road -- I'll take the snow, thanks :-}

Where my mother grew up, the snow drifts could get taller then she was lol. But where I was born... 30 C would be considered cold -- so whenever there is snow a foot down here, ya can usually find me swapping from mittens to gloves and a coat >_<.>

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It's a fortunate situation that the Germans never knew about British aversion to the snow flake. He could have filled his buzz bombs with the devious crystals and set the bombs to air-burst. War Over. Then we would be reading this webpage in German. 8O

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I can't see the problem. UK is still producing Land Rovers, right?

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ROFL ... Oh EZ that is so true... we had a light dusting.. just enough to make the tires slide.... got into the mall parking lot and started doing the swerving and fish tailing.... tried for a donut... it was great...

Then I noticed the wife... knuckles deep into the passenger side dash.... her eyes wide and fixed... sort of like this 8O and there was not a glimpse of pleasure anywhere in her face to be seen.

I immediately realized that I had just flushed away at least a month of marital sex... and was quickly risking more.

The kids were in the back seat yelling "more more faster faster" and my wife was yelling too.... but not the same words as the kids... to my disappointment...

Her death vision was fully charged and had aquired me as primary target.... the car stopped, the fun stopped... the sex stopped....

Took awhile to get her relaxed again... made me feel like a male black widow spider during mating....

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LMAO En4cer......

Bet you can't wait for the summer weather where no doubt the topped up tan and long relaxing salad eating evenings will see the sex flow once again.

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Life is like a box of chocolates. you never know what you will get...
stages of life and sex:
young and full of vigor- ask GF and she says yes
married with children- ask wife and she says not tonight
married for 15 yrs- ask wife and she looks pissed and says no
married for 25 yrs- ask wife and she gives a blank look and says hell no
This is not to say there is a connection between between love and sex just that after so long she gets tired of the same ole thing night in and night out. So try something different
Honey lets try something different- she looks at you and calls you a pervert and not to ever touch her again.
I keep thinking, chocolate ain't all it's cracked up to be, eh?

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Think about it... the size of London... snow is rare throughout the winter... approximately none of the vehicles wear snow tires.
Chaos is inevitable when it actually starts to snow.

Even the traffic in Oslo stops when it snows heavily. Especially when the first snow comes in oct/nov, because some people never learn and put on snow tires too late.
Snow is in fact slippery. That's the main reason here.