Tuesday, February 13, 2007

An Open Letter to Chicken Little

Mssr. Little,

It appears as if the sky is not yet falling. My morning commute was the same as it ever was ("same as it ever was, same as it ever was...") save for a few snow flakes here and there. Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning to find the world having not ended, the heavens still intact, and the ground not covered in a hazardous brew of ice, snow, and frogs. And I cannot help but feel a little duped.

What a fool I was to actually stop at the Teeter yesterday and purchase items such as milk, eggs, and bratwurst (for what is a snow day without beer and brats) alongside the thousands of cautiously optimistic Arlingtonians all quietly hoping for a legitimate Sick Day. But alas, you were wrong and I am right -- right here at work, that is. So I ask you Chicken, why do you lie? Why do you taunt? Why do you so consistently fail in your prognostications? And why did I believe you this time?

Now I am aware of the dangers of tempting Fate, and calling you out like this may in fact curse we with a wretched eastward commute home. There is still plenty of low pressure left for something nasty to yet to occur and the day is young. But until that happens, I call you a punk and a liar and I shall no longer be subscribing to your newsletter.

Sincerely,

HD

7 Comments:

At 2/13/2007 10:33 AM, Blogger Hey Pretty said...

The half hour delay I experienced at the Woodley Park metro station this morning indicates otherwise. I do believe I detected a small tear in the fabric of the sky earlier. But maybe it was just some patchy ozone.

 
At 2/13/2007 10:48 AM, Anonymous Ms. Write Again Soon said...

At least we'll know who to blame when the ice storm hits this afternoon...

 
At 2/13/2007 11:10 AM, Blogger Dara said...

I generally agree -- people here overreact -- and as a consequence, Harris Teeter was a zoo on Sunday. Then again, I was stuck in Yellow Line hell for an hour this morning, and can only blame the weather.

 
At 2/13/2007 11:21 AM, Blogger DCVita said...

I went to Wegman's in Fairfax this past weekend for some general groceries and I could not find a place to park. The place was a freakin mad house. I generally hate winter, so snow or no snow, I just want it all to be over with. The commute is a biatch regardless.

 
At 2/13/2007 1:29 PM, Blogger Jason said...

People are leaving the office already. I've started propagating lies about how I have kids and need to pick them up since the schools closed early.

"You have kids?!?!?"
(with bemused grin) "Yeah, they're a handful."

 
At 2/13/2007 4:09 PM, Blogger Dara said...

The federal government closed two hours ago. I think everyone should work for the government.

 
At 2/13/2007 4:44 PM, Blogger Carrie M said...

i don't work for the gov't but my office follows the gov't so while i am also mad at chicken little, i'm glad for a quarter snow day.

 

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