Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Snow blankets my office window from the 49th floor of the Trammell Crow Center
By any measure of society the residents of Dallas and most of the Metroplex (excepting Ft. Worth) are.....best aptly described......well.....as DRAMA QUEENS! I can say this as I have now lived here for 15 years. It seems to me (and I am also guilty), that Dallas-ites are always whining about something....a few examples:
1. The Cowboys. This gets really old. Ok---they haven't won a Superbowl since 1996. Get over it. We all want them to win. They don't. They won't.
2. Traffic. Think we have bad traffic? See Also: Houston, NY, NJ, LA, Atlanta
3. And my favorite.....ahh, yes........ The Weather.
Yes---it will always be hot in July/August. But my favorite.......(and this is good).....are the few rare occurences LIKE TODAY when SNOW and ICE hit Dallas.
Nothing brings out the DRAMA like solid precip in Dallas. If you had just landed here from Mars and turned on the radio in Dallas today you would think Armageddon is surely upon us. Seas boiling, 7 year plague, knashing of teeth and clinching of fists, fire and brimstone, dogs and cats sleeping together........you know....The End of the World.
People drive 14 mph on the Tollway, fur coats and space heaters magically appear everywhere, schools cancel based on a 24 hr forecast, workers stay home from work and people seriously consider putting their SUV in 4WD mode when a snowflake appears.
Now, I'm not from Canada, The Yukon, Maine, Alaska, or North Dakota.....but seriously!?!? (I wonder what the Prossers of ND would think about all of this).
Reality Check please: It will probably melt this afternoon.
In the meantime, I'll sit in my igloo (see picture) and enjoy the drama queens of Dallas!