So it snowed rather a lot in UniTown and WorkTown last night. I had a good couple of inches lying outside my house when I left or work this morning, and it was still snowing. This instantly ruled out my normal way of getting to work, down a stupidly steep permanently closed road. Something told me that was a recipe for a fracture or other FOOSH injury. I didn’t really fancy having to call out an ambulance for myself, something which I have, as of yet, avoided.
Oh bugger, now I’ve said it…
Anyway, after a shallower (though still pretty ‘interesting’) detour, I got to the train station. To find that pretty much every train going even remotely in the direction I wanted was delayed. My train was going to be at least thirty minutes late, so I took the first one going to BigCity, hoping to catch a train to WorkTown from there.
Needless to say, my normal train, which was now even more delayed, was the first one I could get. At least there was a warm room where I could hide with a hot chocolate there.
My train ended up leaving just over thirty minutes late from BigCity. This is a train that normally waits a good twenty minutes at BigCity station before moving on, so this was an impressive delay.
Ironically, when I got to work, the only ones there were the other two who get the train in the morning. They apparently caught the last train from UniTown that was on time, and when I arrived they had built a majorly impressive snow man in front of the unit. My arrival was quickly followed by a snowball fight, when I regretted not having gloves, but was very grateful for my waterproof trousers, before we finally went in to start some ‘proper work’.
Getting home was even more of a pain. I got the first train to BigCity again, where I could wait in the warm until the next delayed train heading to UniTown arrived. Once there, I discovered that most of the buses weren’t running, not that there was any indication of this at the Bus Station. I managed to get the very last bus heading out of the Station, and as we left there were still people waiting, presumably not knowing that there were no more buses.
The snow wasn’t even that heavy! Why are we so unprepared for this sort of weather that the entire world comes to a halt when it snows!