Saturday, January 15, 2005
It's Cold In Cornwall, Folks
Bored Beyond Belief
This is what happens in Canada.
In October, snow is new again. We take out our shovels, our mittens, the extension cord to plug in the block heater in the car. We grumble, but minimally.
In November, we have started developing caluses from shovelling. We worry about whether the salt on the sidewalk will eat away at our shoes. Grumbling increases exponentially.
In December, many of us have frostbite. But we grumble a little less, because we all want a white Christmas. The kids make snowmen during the holidays, we have hot chocolate and booze to keep us warm. Maybe we've even had some snow days off from school and work.
In January, it sucks. It sucks a lot. We're cold, man! And there's still 3 more months of this left! So, we start thinking up ways to entertain ourselves. We are cooped up indoors, trying to keep warm, so naturally the mind runs to the gutter. 9 months from now, the Canadian population will explode. And some people, well some people, probably single, are just bored beyond belief.