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the march monster
by mg at 12:09 AM on March 12, 2001
I went out to the store last night to buy myself a six-pack of Beck's and the place was packed. There was no bread left. No milk. No bottled water. I saw these two old Indian ladies fighting over the last 10 pound bag of rice.
People have been freaking out for days now. Since Thursday night they have been issuing warning after warning of the big snow storm scheduled to dump on the east coast starting Sunday and finishing up Tuesday.
I've seen snow totals as high as 3 feet. Last night the New York City public schools announced they'd be closed today. You know how often the New York City public schools close? Hardly ever. In my 12 years of elementary and high school I can think of only 3 times.
The 3 NYC metro airports closed as of 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, and announced that all flights would be canceled until Tuesday. This was before any snow had even fallen.
This is shaping up to be a major event, right? You might even call it the
When I went to bed last night I was expecting to look out my window this morning and see nothing but white. (which, considering the neighborhood I live in would be highly unlikely any other time)
I expected I'd have trouble getting my front door open.
So, what did see when I woke up this morning?
Nothing. The snow didn't even completely cover the ground. No snowmen. No toboggan races. No snow.
This is what happens when you depend on guys like this for anything.