Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ohio + Snow = Empty

So, is this what it's like to be a solo pastor? I'm sitting in my office right now and the only other person that I can see (as evidence by his truck) is the custodian. We have a staff of over a dozen people here at Liberty, mind you some of them are part time and not usually in at 9am Tuesday, but I'm still surprised that I'm the ONLY other person here. Ok, check that, our Music Director just showed up, that makes 3. What I'm continually amazed at is how people in Ohio react to snow. I originally thought it was only a New Jersey thing, but I'm realizing that more and more of the US doesn't "get" snow and how to exist when it's coming down. As I look out my window I'm seeing a slight breeze driving snow ever-so gently from my right to left. The ground is covered by an inch or a little more and it's beautiful. But all I heard this morning on the news was "if you don't need to be out, don't" and I thought "Are you SERIOUS?!" Anyway, my day might be a little different than I originally expected - which might mean I can get some of that stuff I've REALLY been wanting to do done...

3 comments:

Darren said...

Welcome to Ohio. It's been this way since I've moved here. It WAS NOT this way in Pittsburgh.

What really befuddles me is that every time it snows (or rains) the vast majority of people react as if they've never, ever seen snow before.

It snows EVERY YEAR. Usually multiple times. And, this is the kicker, THERE ARE NO HILLS HERE. Apart from possibly Montana, there seems to be no easier place in the world to drive in the snow other than Columbus, Ohio.

Just get used to it. I once got stuck in a 4-mile traffic jam which I was SURE had been caused by a multiple-car pileup. Turns out, it had simply started to RAIN. So everybody STOPPED.

There are many things to love about Ohio and Columbus. This happens to be one of the things I hate.

WTM said...

Michiganders, like myself, don't let a little snow get in our way as do our Ohioan sistren. ;-)

jlee said...

You should use the phrase that one of my former managers used, "I'm not a weather hero!" He used that as an excuse for not coming in when it was snowing in Virginia. I quickly picked up on that line and used it numerous times after that. He had nothing to say in response because he had used it first.

Sounds like there are few "weather heroes" in Liberty...