Believing the Hype

I said I wouldn’t do it again. Never again would I fall for the hype. Listen to the babble. Believe the wild conjecture. And yet, I fell for it. Again.

I woke up this morning before 7. I turned on the local news to get the latest. “Four to seven inches by 2 pm,” they claimed. “High winds, blizzard like conditions during the afternoon” they cried. Based on this, and all of the hype preceding the “Nor’easter” the last few days, I decided to burn a personal day and stay home today. I’ve been caught at work during heavy snows before, and I didn’t want to deal with the hour+ drive home (which usually takes a half hour) and chance being in one of the many accidents that happen during these things.

So, here it is, almost 4pm, and the roads are wet. Just wet. There was some heavy snow, but it must be too warm- the roads are wet and the grassy accumulation is only an inch or two.

Ratings-starved idiots.

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One Response to “Believing the Hype”

  1. Pwylla Says:

    Yeah, it has so far largely underperformed in the city, as far as i can see. Even then, the weatherpeople on the 6p news were continuing to hype tonight’s forecast accumulations and admonishing that tomorrow’s commute would definitely suck. They’re almost gleeful when they announce school closings. Surely there is bigger news in frikkin NYC. All a nor’easter means lately is that alternate side parking and trash pickup will be suspended… giving me another day to procrastinate before i have to take it downstairs.