So the snow has finally arrived.
I was hoping it had forgotten us this year; that it had taken a wrong turn and skipped off to the continent instead, but no. Jack Frost found us and dumped a whole load of cold white stuff all over our county.
I must say I’m not a big fan of snow, unless I can curl up with a hot chocolate and watch it from my window.
Driving in it is just terrifying, and made more so by the idiots on the road. Hey, if that’s you, do everyone a favour: switch on your headlights; clear your windscreen; stop pretending you’re on the Top Gear version of Dancing on Ice and slow down.
Or better yet, just get off the road altogether and take the bus...
Yes, snow brings out the worst in drivers, but it would seem it’s not just those behind the wheel that have their brains frozen.
Those who are normally sane and sensible types suddenly change into loopy-loos at the very mention of snow.
Case in point, according to the police website, most of the 999 calls they received during the first day of snow were from people reporting kids throwing snowballs.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a huge fan of snowballs myself, and if these people are being tormented or threatened by them, then that’s a whole different story.
If that’s the case then they need to be reported just like any other thug who threatens or intimidates people. However, to pick up the telephone and dial 999 just because you see a group of kids throwing snow at each other… Well that’s a little bit dramatic, don’t you think?
Another example of snow insanity comes with those who think it’s a great idea to go skating around on frozen ponds and lakes.
There have been some real tragedies with pets getting stuck in the ice, and their owners trying desperately to get them out. This is very sad indeed and I can totally understand their pain. However, there are also those nutcases who think that it’s perfectly OK to take a short cut over a frozen lake, just because they can’t be bothered to go the long way round.
There’s no logical explanation to their behaviour, unless they’re pretending to be Bambi in the scene where he tries to skate. I have news for them: they’re not Bambi: instead they’re more like the Straw Man from the Wizard of Oz, because they most certainly don’t have a brain….