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[lightofdaye]
Well I'm going to leave work on time today. Instead of covering the late shift I like I was supposed to. So yay.

But considering what snow does to British public transport and the actual consistent train delays I was seeing on the national rail. I decided not to visit home this weekend like I had planned.

Do I make the right call? Or did  I wuss out because of a little snow?


edit: changed this post up for clarity

Currently living in Lichfield in the West Midlands. 'Home refers' to my parent's place in Macclesfield, Cheshire in the north west. The weather is actually better up there than down here. But my concern is that all the transport links will vanish over the weekend and me not being able to get back for work on monday,
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[User Picture]From: so_plush
2013-01-18 01:39 pm (UTC)

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This was kind of hard to read so I don't know if I'm reading it right, but...it sounds like you wussed out. Sorry!
[User Picture]From: disorderata
2013-01-18 01:51 pm (UTC)

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YOU LACK DISCIPLINE!
[User Picture]From: cdozo
2013-01-18 01:52 pm (UTC)

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When it's snowing, hunkering down at home with a hot drink is always a good idea. Getting stuck on a train for endless hours because of the storm is always a bad idea. You made the right call.
[User Picture]From: rocketfuel__
2013-01-18 02:00 pm (UTC)

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where in the uk is home?
[User Picture]From: lightofdaye
2013-01-18 02:20 pm (UTC)

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my parent's house in Cheshire!

Currently in Lichfield. Which is actually worse off. I just don't want to go home and then not be able to get back for work. Or getting back to Lichfield on the Sunday evening and trying to walk from the train station to my lodgings though compacted snow and ice in the dark.

(no chrome spellcheck; Lichfield is a real place. I do not mean Chesterfield)
[User Picture]From: rocketfuel__
2013-01-18 02:52 pm (UTC)

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ughh no good call, it could get worse anyway. Buckinghamshire is awful so I guess I'm staying in for the weekend!
[User Picture]From: lightofdaye
2013-01-18 03:28 pm (UTC)

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I just checked and the trains i would have taken were cancelled. So the universe had validated me. lol.
[User Picture]From: madskellig
2013-01-18 04:37 pm (UTC)

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My gut instict is to say you wussed out, but I live in northern Sweden and we have a lot of snow and -22°C today so my perspective is a bit skewed ;)

But newer trains can be a bit of a disaster in snow, especially in a country that isn't so used to snow, so you probably made the best decision!
[User Picture]From: zombiefruit
2013-01-18 05:13 pm (UTC)

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Yeah, there is a lot of ZOMG WEATHER?! OUR KRYPTONITE here. Last spring it took me an extra hour to get home because it rained.

It. RAINED.

Fuck's sake.
[User Picture]From: isis_newton
2013-01-18 04:59 pm (UTC)

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Better not to travel than to get stuck. Unless it is essential you go, like for a funeral.
[User Picture]From: zombiefruit
2013-01-18 05:12 pm (UTC)

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It's really patchy up here. I work in Cheshire, in Sale, and the snow there was pretty rubbish (and even more rubbish in Salford where my husband works), but I got a call saying all the schools in my area (between Bolton and Wigan) are shut and when we got here there was a tonne of snow.

So... It really is a toss-up.