Do we give in to snow too easily ?
Obviously for many people yesterday, when parts of the UK had the worst snow for 18 years, it made normal travel and work impossible.
Plenty of others, for whom the snow was less bad in their areas, or who are set up to be able to work at home, barely noticed.
But it is legitimate to ask whether we have got into the habit of giving up a bit too quickly. I'm not criticising anyone, merely suggesting that each of us ask ourselves the question.
Whitehaven had about half an inch of snow yesterday morning. I briefly considered working from home, but decided to walk to the office, finding the streets quite safe as long as one was careful.
My children's school was one of those which stayed open, and I'm certain that was the right decision for that school. I am not necessarily criticising the other schools in Whitehaven which closed, as their circumstances may have differed - some of them are on much steeper hills.
The school secretary told my wife she spent practically the whole day speaking to parents who rang to ask if the school was closing, came in person to ask the same question or wanted to take their children home.
Now I know that many parts of the country had a lot more snow than Whitehaven, and many people (including DC - see previous post) had genuine reasons why they had to change their plans. But I have a gut feeling that in areas where there was only an inch or two of snow, maybe less than that, it caused more disruption than it should have. The Sun has a view on the issue here.
What do you think?