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Posted 2/11/14
It's snowing in Georgia again and I want to know why my fellow Southerners go bat-shit crazy every time it does. Buying milk and bread by the armloads, as though the zombie apocalypse is starting and they're going to starve before the snow melts. It's Georgia. It will melt in 24 to 48 hours (bhot - b.angs h.ead o.n t.able). Bread and milk? Jesus, people, you need to be purchasing beer and wine. You've got a snow day and you want to enjoy it sober? I weep for my IQ challenged brethren.
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I love how southerners can't handle even a couple inches of snow. Around here we've had at least 6 inches all winter long.
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Probably half of my family lives in either Georgia and Texas, they go INSANE when it starts snowing, sometimes acting like its the end of the world (as we know it ) and I just have to laugh because while I may not be getting the insane snow of the North. Kansas is far enough north that some years we can get anywhere from half a foot to a few feet of snow.

Though my more level headed family members are right to worry sometimes, the south generally gets less snow, so their plans to take care of bad weather (ice and snow on the streets) is sub-par at best. I believe it was Atlanta when the last storm came through that the roads got so bad people were not able to get home, including children who were stuck on buses and such. That type of things can happen when you are not prepared, and thus why people freak out more I would say in the south when the weather starts turning bad.
Posted 2/11/14 , edited 2/11/14
People who are laughing are being complete and utter d*cks.

Of course they're not as used to the snow as people up north are. So all those Northerners can get off their high horse. When you're not used to, or adapted to something, of course you're going to take extra measures, and be extra cautious, and worry. You don't often get snow in Georgia - perhaps only once or twice a year, and that too it is (usually) not heavy. Of course they are not used to dealing with snow, and the snow does halt things for them, since they are usually not as prepared as the North. Last time they did not take the warnings seriously, so they did not salt the roads - which turned out to be a serious problem, and caused a lot of trouble for everybody.

So this time people are getting better prepared.

And again, what many people seem to forget - Georgia is a very spaced out state. Of all the states, their highways and roads are the most spaced-out. People are not equipped to handle the iced roads, especially on the interstate.
And with the roadways so long, it is a lot of work and effort to salt all those roads - especially when you are not used to it.

All the people up North can talk - they are used to snow and storms. I'd like to see them deal with something they're not used to.

And by the way...A lady in Georgia who was originally from up north said while the Southerners were not truly prepared for the snow-storm some weeks ago, she said the treatment down South from random strangers was consistently courteous, kind and helpful; far more than it ever is up North.
Posted 2/11/14
I am assuming you mean the individuals around your town, because no one in my neighborhood behaved as if they have never seen snow. It must be snowing in North Georgia since there is no snow here in my area, only rain.
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we got 5 FEET of snow this year try dealing with that southerns
Posted 2/11/14
I remember when I lived in NC, it snowed 3 whole inches (in 97-98, I believe). They shut down the schools for like 4 days till it melted. They just don't have the facilities to cope with 'winter' weather down there, I guess. As I recall, they had to transit plow trucks from our northern neighbors, and such. I guess it's not uncommon for people to freak out when 'weird' weather strikes.
Minus 3-4 years, I've lived in New York my whole life. I've seen it snow a foot or more and school still be open. Then again, I've seen it so hot down south that you could literally die within a few minutes, and the natives just shrugged it off.
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Posted 2/11/14

kinga750 wrote:

I love how southerners can't handle even a couple inches of snow. Around here we've had at least 6 inches all winter long.


I'd like to see you live in the South and see if you can handle the heat during the summer.
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It's been snowing the past two days here in CO and alot of people are wearing shorts lol and still have school with the roads just covered. Plus can't wait to summer with the 105 degrees. You get use to extreme temperatures and experience all seasons within a week here most of the time.
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Yeppers, it's snowing here in the Mountains and while we do get it a couple to three times a year, the grocery stores look forward to it, as they know they'll be selling some milk and bread.
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I'll trade you the snow you get for the bugs we get. When you can watch the mosquitoes and ticks dueling to see who gets to eat first, you know it's bad.
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Posted 2/11/14
Well I'm about to leave for work and hope it's not bad when coming home tonight.
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Posted 2/11/14

Bearhand73 wrote:

I'll trade you the snow you get for the bugs we get. When you can watch the mosquitoes and ticks dueling to see who gets to eat first, you know it's bad.


I don't see ticks that much here but mosquito s holy crap, I think that's just because i live in a rural/farming community lol Ticks creep me out man
Posted 2/11/14
It has snowed 3 times for roughly 20 inches where I live in the past week here and more is coming Thursday lol... I was pretty shocked to see how bad the citizens of Atlanta drove :p I mean come on... Abandoning your car when you can see the grass still? 1-2 inches.

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You're annoyed by it? Yeah, me too. People act like it's the freakin' end of the world because the weatherman said there might be an inch or two of snow. It's unusual here but c'mon people! You've seen it before, we had some only a couple weeks ago!

At least my folks did have enough sense to pick up some booze, though it makes little difference to me as I don't drink. Must needs pick up more Coke Zero after the movies I suppose...
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