Thursday, February 08, 2007

Snow

It is always amusing to notice how two to three inches of snow can drive a whole metropolis into chaos. The tube and trains are late, higher incidence of car accidents, nothing is working properly. Consequently, it was not surprising that our first lecture at 9am didn't take place (due to «severe» snowing, as the blackboard claimed). In such situations I only chuckles under my breath and wonder what London would do in case global warming decides to turn into an ice-age.

Nevertheless, it is rather annoying that the English and especially the London Transport people aren't capable of coping with the slightest amount of frozen precipitation. Two weeks ago, when I started my trip to New York (and later Germany), all but one Heathrow Express train were cancelled due to «technical difficulties» caused by a slight shimmer of snow on the rails. The Canadians on the train were going mental (and I chuckled once more).

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Blogger Ψ*Ψ said...

Snow is amusing. It's one of the few things that shows that we are still at the mercy of nature.

11:13 pm  
Blogger Po8 said...

My proposal for a terrorists attack on LHR: phony phone call, that there will be snow tomorrow - cheaper and more efficient than explosives ;-)

11:23 pm  

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