I understand that everyone wants warm weather. I understand that people are fed up with the cold weather and the immense amount of snow. I understand that people are tired of wearing warm clothing. I understand that people are tired of straining their back when they shovel their driveway. I get it. I really do. Just stop complaining about it. On Facebook, on Twitter, and on the expression on your face. I’m tired of it. Just stop.
If you’re wondering when winter is going to end, you haven’t been paying attention. This is exactly why we had Groundhog Day a month ago, is it not? So that we would know, without a shadow of a doubt, when winter would end and the warm weather would begin.
Let me just state that I think Groundhog Day is the most ridiculous “holiday” on the calendar, but a lot of people take it seriously. Especially people who complain about the weather. Don’t deny it now, I saw all of your Facebook statuses and Twitter tweets.
The all-knowing groundhog told us that there would be 6 more weeks of winter. I think people have forgotten about this. Guys, we are currently in week 5 of this prophecy. If we are still having winter weather after the 6 weeks have passed, then by all means complain and start to question the means by which we receive our weather forecasts. Heck, even start a petition to replace the groundhog with an animal that can actually talk, like parrots. Because heaven forbid we have to rely on a fury friend’s shadow for one more year.
But until then, deal with it. Call it a “polar vortex” all you want. I call it “the weather we normally have this time of year.”
For my fellow Canadian complainers, we are winter…remember?
For those who don’t know, Canada’s Olympic slogan was, “We Are Winter.” I hated that slogan the moment I laid my eyes on it. Mainly because I knew that people would become infatuated with it and put it in all of their tweets, only to complain about the weather in their next tweet. Just be consistent, that’s all I ask. And are “we” really winter? Is that the message “we” want to tell the world? I’d rather our slogan be, “We Are Winners.” Oh wait, we’re too polite to be that cocky. Sorry.