Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It’s Snowing Again.

Infact it’s snowed every other day since I got back.

It’s the most snow Toronto’s received since the 1930’s.

I remember when I first came to Toronto thinking how wonderful winter was going to be: snow, pretty wet flaky snow, and holidays, warm, cocoa drinking, lie in the bed watching movies holidays.
The ‘Canadian Determination’ factor came as a huge surprise.

They didn’t mention it on the “Come Live in Canada” DVD.

I soon found out that Canadians are born with an innate determination to never let winter ruin their mechanical existence. They will do anything to get to work/school at all costs. Snow days are an urban myth. Canadians will happily trek through mountains of snow; patiently wait in bus stops while the wind slowly beats at their resolve, waiting for TTC busses that never come, and even insist on making the 8 am morning meetings.

I mean, jeez, there’s a blizzard outside, and not one person has told me to go home.

All the snow is weeding away any ‘Canadian determination’ I’ve built up over the years.

Give me a blanket, a hot water bottle, a bed and movies, or a plane ticket back home.

13 comments:

bitsandgiggles said...

I was wondering where the NY snow went...apparently it went to Canada.

Spring will be here soon!

The OE said...

It was 65 F here today. Okay, to be fair, it was a bit overcast

Stunner said...

Ok, no Canada for me!

Jumbie said...

Sigh... and no pics for those of us who don't get to see snow???

Theres a friend for you.

Jdid said...

great minds think alike lol

Grant Miller said...

The weather report for Chicago the other day noted we've only seen an hour - one hour - of actual sunlight this month.

Good times.

Leon said...

Never knew Canadians were like that. I'd expect this kind of behaviour from the British.

Irie Diva said...

eek!
an hour of sunlight!

this morning the damn swelting heat made me change my mind about dressing up and wearing makeup to work today...

GC said...

you should move to New York. When there's blizzards, people go home.

Warren said...

You forgot to mention the shovelling of the driveway. But then you live in a condo so its still not that bad. Like some of us other folks

Mad Bull said...

Good luck, CP. Hope your resolve hangs in there. Seems to me that there are two types of Canadians, really, those that stay there and endure the winters, and those that become ex-pats and get the hell out of there, heading anywhere warmer. We have plenty plenty Canadians down here in Cayman, for instance, and they cannot be prised away from the island! They know a good thing wen they see it ;)

Scratchie said...

I am definitely not envying you at this point. No icebox weather for me at all... Hang in there. I'll see if I can send you a few tins of Jamaican warmth and sunshine.

Marika said...

Gah! I do not know how you guys handle snow at ALL...snow is best kept for ski fields and bad American Christmas movies. No-one should have to deal with snow in their day-to-day lives. I can't even handle really cold rain.

I feel for you - come and live here!