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The Top Ten Things I Hate About Winter

The Top Ten Things I Hate About Winter. 9 Rant §

9 HmI 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.

dd12ae44.jpg4. 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.

cd6f79c0.jpg9. 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.

jim out

c26dc2b5.pngIn 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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Randall Burns

4 years ago #10

Continued... 6 - driving in the winter is a trainable skill and can be fun, learn to spot the incompetent idiots from afar, (I got my license at 16 in Saskatchewan in the winter) 7 - Love wearing my Arctic Gear, that's an adventure in itself 8 - Lots of cooking during winter storms, friends, family and great smells wafting through the house, (and the roaring fires again) 9 - All White = Winter Wonderland, fresh, new, I never get tired of it 10 - No false hope, LMFAO!!! we all know that winter is here for a while. :-) Just for the record, as of writing this it is -35C here in Northern Alberta, Beautiful out, clear, crisp with the Aurora dancing wildly, absolutely magnificent!

Randall Burns

4 years ago #9

You know Jim Murray). 1 - Love the sound of the wind whistling through the bare trees as we sit in front of the roaring fire, sipping hot toddies and playing board games 2 - Love to build snow men, snow forts, etc with the mass of building material generously provided for us every year 3 - Love giving the neighborhood kids 10 bucks to clear out the driveway, puts a smile on their face and keeps em out of trouble 4 - Love that I can strap on cross country skis and start the adventure from my door 5 - Love hearing about more snow coming and getting the downhill skis ready for it To be cont.

Jim Murray

4 years ago #8

I will take the handsome young flaky PM over the crusty brain addled sorry ass excuse for a President you have. And of course my sincere condolences for your country's profound lack of engagement in the electoral process.

Jim Murray

4 years ago #7

We're used to the loooong cold winters. But bitching about them some how makes the time go quicker.

Phil Friedman

4 years ago #6

Last week we experienced temperatures low enough at night to have to blanket my daughters' horse. Yep, Jim, mid to low 40s F. But I have no sympathy for you. That is the price you pay for living in a country free of Trumpist idiocy. Cheers!

Cyndi wilkins

4 years ago #5

Jim Murray...watch out for that yellow snow;-)

Wayne Yoshida

4 years ago #4

Yum. With maple syrup, eh Lyon Brave ? In Hawaii, where water freezes at 65 degrees F / 18 degrees C, we call it "shave ice" - http://matsumotoshaveice.com/

Wayne Yoshida

4 years ago #3

Jim Murray on Winter

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #2

I just was in the snow feeling great. I ate some snow lol

Wayne Yoshida

4 years ago #1

Yeah Jim Murray - it's posts (rants?) like this that remind me that living in Southern California ain't all that bad. Even though we are having a Flash Flood Warning and our first real rain for the winter this morning. The Sun is trying to come out, it is a chilly 58 degrees F / 14 degrees C right now. Hunker down in that new sauna, and order delivery to your door items.

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