Snow days. .. >snow days mfw americans get intimidated by a few snowflakes
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#7 - millenia (02/14/2013) [-]
>snow days

mfw americans get intimidated by a few snowflakes
User avatar #20 to #7 - psychopsychedelic (02/14/2013) [-]
dey scawy
User avatar #22 to #7 - rockmanfan (02/14/2013) [-]
2 years ago we here in chicago got 4 feet in one night. had to shovel the walk 3 damn times.
User avatar #45 to #7 - sweetmike (02/14/2013) [-]
it really is our greatest weakness.
#11 to #7 - aulubear (02/14/2013) [-]
We haven't had a snow day in so goddamn long up here.

The last day off we had was because of the principal resigning randomly and without warning.
#36 to #11 - anon (02/14/2013) [-]
Here in NH we don't get snowdays if it snows three feet in a day.
#13 to #7 - achmedmuhammed (02/14/2013) [-]
We don't get intimidated we just need an excuse for a day off
User avatar #27 to #13 - dunderbiffen (02/14/2013) [-]
Is that the reason most of you are stupid as **** and think that sun is not an star?
User avatar #32 to #27 - zerokiller (02/14/2013) [-]
Tell me more about a how all Americans are stupid and how there are no stupid people where you come from.
User avatar #34 to #32 - dunderbiffen (02/14/2013) [-]
most of all =/= all

A fine example. Let the red thumbs come, I don't care. Everyone knows American IQ is low as hell
#33 to #27 - anon (02/14/2013) [-]
an star, huh?
#10 - hihomoho ONLINE (02/14/2013) [-]
But how would the teachers get to school?
User avatar #9 - wehttamb (02/14/2013) [-]
It's actually a Transformer. The problem is that it transforms in to a Paraplegic..
User avatar #16 - zuflux ONLINE (02/14/2013) [-]
I don't get this. We'd have to get our asses to school be there 7 feet of snow outside.
I vaguely remember someone told me while I was in school that we could stay home if the temperature fell below 30 degrees celsius. which it never did where I lived.

so, either us scandinavians are hardasses, or there's something wrong in the Us when it comes to being prepared for snowy conditions.

It's february, and I don't have snow tires on. Guess I'm staying home from work!
User avatar #23 to #16 - lukewarmpigeon ONLINE (02/14/2013) [-]
a majority of Americans cannot drive in weather, north and east of Michigan's southern peninsula and Alaska can but from what i have seen rain ***** with these people
User avatar #35 to #16 - hookydoo (02/14/2013) [-]
first I want to say that I am not intimidated by driving in the snow, I think its fun. Secondly, isn't it really expensive to drive in Scandinavia? I've never been, but I have a friend that's Danish and currently resides in Stockholm who mentioned that it is quite expensive. He said aside from regular costs of driving, you also need to pay for driving classes. just curious.
User avatar #49 to #35 - zuflux ONLINE (02/14/2013) [-]
Someone already replied with the best of answers anyone could give.

But I will say this. In Norway we still treat having a car like a luxury, and even if you can own a cat that you can keep road legal, you'd had to deal with sub par roads with major rot,crack,holes and salting that for some reason replaces proper plowing in some areas. Salting is also very overdone in the winter. And I even think that driving on snow covered road is better than driving on wet, sleety roads full of brown dough-snow.
User avatar #50 to #49 - hookydoo (02/15/2013) [-]
are you saying the roads there are salted but not plowed? that kind of defeats the purpose.. the plows remove the snow, then the salt removes any remaining ice left on the road. you guys also have lots of public transportation options dont you?
User avatar #51 to #50 - zuflux ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
Sometimes they get real lazy. It's not a frequent thing, at least, but it happens.

And yes, we have a lot of regular busses in the area close to citites and towns, but the availability dramatically falls when you cross out into the districts.

I would much rather they just let the snow set before they treat the roads. I mean, if you let the snow fall, and then plow. But no salting. It makes the road wet, and cars often suffer from lots of rust and repair expenses.
I find that driving on the surface on hard packed snow gives me much more comfort, and in a way it's safer, because people know that it's slippery. Salting and sanding is a kind of false security in my mind.
User avatar #52 to #51 - hookydoo (02/15/2013) [-]
well sort of, (if your interested to know) salt actually lowers the freezing point of H2O (water) so where it would normally freeze at 0' C, it will now freeze somewhere below 0. Different salts can have varying effects on water's freezing point. you can also add salt to cooking water to make it boil faster. sand however has no such effect, and merely provides grit for your tires so they wont slip on ice. ice also is what causes cracks and potholes on roads via freezing and thawing. When water freezes, it expands, thus busting apart the road. In my opinion, the best way to treat a road would be to scrape all the snow off of it, then salt it so the remaining ice melts, leaving you with just a wet road. btw, the salt on the roads helps speed the oxidation (rust) process on your car. sorry if you said this already and I wasn't paying attention, i'm tired... and now late for my calc class...
User avatar #53 to #52 - zuflux ONLINE (02/17/2013) [-]
You are right on all the facts, though I know them from before.

My Thing here, is that prework before salting can often be badly done. Also, if it's below -10 the snow only turns into a salty dough, because it's too cold for it to melt.

If they could only let the snow fall, and minimize roadworking it, they could save money, and car problems.
User avatar #54 to #53 - hookydoo (02/17/2013) [-]
lol, so I didn't mention that a dumbass plowed my street with a road grader last week.. they had the blade too far down and "plowed" the top 3 inches of road into a nice pile on the side of the now dirt road.
#42 to #35 - fedabu (02/14/2013) [-]
Well, if you want to live in scandinavia and drive a car. Norway is the worst place you could live when it comes to expenses on cars and driving in the country.
Yearly we pay a fee of 2800-3300NOK just to own a ******* car with license plates.
Insurance is way more than what you`re car is worth if it is a cheap car.
You have to pay toll almost everywhere you drive.
If you are a student, have a car, can afford insurance and the yearly fee. Then it`s not likely you are able to pay for gas since it`s 15NOK for each litre. (1gallon=3,8litres.)
User avatar #28 to #19 - orrihaa (02/14/2013) [-]
i find the lack of Iceland disturbing
User avatar #12 - robotgoose (02/14/2013) [-]
I really don't understand snow days, never had it here in Sweden (a day off because of snow).
I mean, how could snow be such an hindrance, forcing you to stay at home?
Don't you have snow plows in the US?
#15 to #12 - anon (02/14/2013) [-]
It's the ice not the snow.
#17 to #12 - frilleniumm (02/14/2013) [-]
Same thing here in Finland. The only thing we had back in the basic education years was that we didn't have to outside during the breaks if it was -25°C or more outside.

< mfw I hear stories from usa or southern europe about everyone going coocoo because of 5 cm of snow or same amount of degrees below zero...
User avatar #21 to #12 - zaggystirdust (02/14/2013) [-]
we'll do anything for a day off
and we'll keep it that way
#2 - menon (02/14/2013) [-]
Anyone else thinking this.. recess.. no.. ok
User avatar #18 - oceanfrank (02/14/2013) [-]
i dont know... 40 inches of snow seems like a good excuse to me
User avatar #5 - maxreuben (02/14/2013) [-]
Or you could just make the bus drivers drive... Here in soldotna alaska we get plenty of snow and never get snow days
#1 - anon (02/13/2013) [-]
Only for the 'tards.
#40 - fedabu (02/14/2013) [-]
That you actually have "snow days" in USA? Oh My God...
A guy i know goes to school in USA, and he wrote on facebook: "Snow day? WTF, It`s only 7 inches of snow!"
I renember when i was about 8 years old, and my mom drove us to school and then drove off to work. IN 50cm SNOW! I mean, we had a ******* old mazda with bad winter tires. And to mention, my dad told me about this day. He dragged up 3 people from the ditch with the tractor. But there were nothing, NOTHING, in the newspaper about "chaos" on the roads. Almost everyone did just fine.
In USA, people were warned about going out in the traffic when it was 20cm snow. It was hell on earth on the road.

So let me ask you, do you even have winter tires or can`t most americans drive?
Ps: I`m Norwegian, suck it!
User avatar #47 to #40 - xmeatshieldx (02/14/2013) [-]
In the northern states we used to go to school when it snowed a lot, I don't remember how deep it was usually but Michigan in the winter was snowy. problem is southern states aren't as prepared for snow and where I live now (North Carolina) freaks out at snow. mostly because it's ice, but it snowed literally like one day last year. so with usually that little snowfall the don't need to be as prepared as northern states or countries like Norway countries that touch the arctic circle are obviously going to be more prepared.
It's not really that surprising.
User avatar #44 to #40 - Jewssassin (02/14/2013) [-]
I do have snow tires, and I can drive in the snow in an old ass station wagon. Also you're a dick head. You dont need to be a dick head.
User avatar #39 - grahamcracker (02/14/2013) [-]
To the non-americans bent on making fun of us, there are places in the US that rarely snow. When it does snow, they are not as prepared for it as other states, as in they do not have much experience driving in snow. I live in Colorado where, barring the last few winters, it snows a lot. We almost never have a snow day.
#38 - sythraxx (02/14/2013) [-]
How would you get in the bus do you have to bring your own step stool?
#31 - anon (02/14/2013) [-]
hurdur muricans so stupid
never heard that one before -.-
#25 - asftrooper ONLINE (02/14/2013) [-]
Is how pray tell, would we be able to go on it? I'm staying home, **** that **** .
#24 - anon (02/14/2013) [-]
Snow... day?
Like... a normal working day, but with snow?

Do Americans have "Rain day", "Wind day" aswell?
User avatar #30 to #24 - kaiizel (02/14/2013) [-]
#14 - anon (02/14/2013) [-]
well where i live is a precautionary technique... ice gets bad up in the higher elevated places and if a bus were to crash it could kill everyone on the bus from a 50 foot+ drop
#8 - caplocker (02/14/2013) [-]
Only the short bus has monster tires.

All of you are going to school.
User avatar #6 - bloodspider (02/14/2013) [-]
That's the bus Fats Mcgee and his retard three ride.
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