From one of my friends who teaches high school:
Student: Mrs. W, do you think we will have a snow day tomorrow?
Teacher: Well, here’s what you need to pray for – that the electricity doesn’t go out at your house, that it does go out at the high school, and that there’s ice on the roads.
We in Louisiana anxiously await any white accumulation. And it doesn’t have to be snow. A student and I ran outside when we heard white stuff was on the ground, and we stood outside, jacket-less, for several minutes, debating: is it sleet, or is it snow?
We eventually decided it didn’t matter. We’re still hoping for ice. Ice means the roads are frozen over. Ice, around here, equals Snow Day.
So now all of us – employees and students alike – are refreshing our web browser for the university’s website, checking weather.com every 15 minutes for updates, and you’ll frequently hear two or more people optimistically saying, “Oh, but it’s going to get worse tonight. It’s supposed to REALLY ice over tonight.”
Additionally, the university posted information on its Facebook page with the unfortunate leading words, “ALL UNIVERSITY SCHEDULES AND OPERATIONS ARE NORMAL AT THIS TIME.” Nothing kills a potential Snow Day buzz than that.
However, the comments underneath were quite interesting:
“You're not trying hard enough, Mother Nature.”
“I will stand on the side of the Interstate with a water hose if I have to.”
From a graduate who obviously does not care about anyone’s happiness
“The university president needs to be like he used to be and make everyone go no matter what. I graduated in 2003 and had to endure several snow and ice storms. School used to never close.”
Someone else’s response
“Oooh, you're so cool cause you can endure ice storms. Wow. Want a cookie?”
So until tomorrow, when I hope to be sleeping late in my nice warm bed instead of doing what I should be doing – working – I bid you all adieu and for those of you who are actually experiencing bad weather, stay safe and enjoy your Snow Day!
UPDATE: Campus is closed at 3 p.m. today as well as tomorrow.
It's sad when the students AND faculty start jumping up and down in happiness...