The Top Ten Things I Hate About Winter
I hate winters even if they are mild ones.
Now you would think that having spent my entire life going through Southern Ontario winters that I would have built up some sort of tolerance for them.
But that would be a false assumption. I hate everything about winter. The whole nine yards.
1. I hate the sound of the wind whistling through the leaf-challenged trees. There really is nothing more desolate sounding than that.
2. I hate the snow that I have to push around, and the process of doing all that, either by hand or with the aid of my trusty little snow blower.
3. I hate the big, impersonal ridge of snow and slush that is sitting at the end of my driveway now that the sadistic snowplow drivers have had their fun.
4. I hate that I can’t ride my bike when there is a lot of snow on the roads. And that riding in temperatures below 0˚ Celcius is more like swimming in a sea of cold thick soup than anything else.
5. And I hate the cheery idiots on TV who are telling you that more snow is on the way or could be. They really revel in this shit.
6. I hate bundling up to face the weather. Wearing layers and heavy boots and stuff on my head, just so I can go shopping really just sucks.
7. I hate driving in the winter, because everybody turns into some sort of moron when the roads are covered with snow.
8. I hate the claustrophobic feeling of being trapped in your house when a winter storm is going on.
9. I hate looking out the window and seeing white everywhere. Oh sure it’s fun the first time….winter wonderland and all that good stuff. But that get old and turns to misery pretty quickly.
10. I hate the false hope of the days like we are going to have this week, when the temperature will climb well above zero and melt all the snow. This is when everybody starts thinking that spring is just around the corner…when they know perfectly well that they are simply deceiving themselves, because deep down inside almost everybody hates winter as much as I do.
So there you go. I was going to try and minimize how bitter and twisted Iam about this. But that didn’t work out.
The only good thing I can say about this winter is that we have not had it anywhere near as bad as the people all up the east coast of the US and Canada.
It has really sucked for them so far.
In addition to being a beBee Brand Ambassador, Jim Murray is a blogger, marketer and creative professional. His partner, Charlene Norman is business strategist and operations tactician. Their collaboration, Bullet Proof Consulting, specializes in strategically focused brand engineering: Helping companies achieve, greater operational efficiency and productivity, more effective branding, stronger reputation management and ultimately, increased profitability. In short, Bullet Proof helps companies change their thinking for the better. Find out more at www.bulletproofconsulting.ca
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