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Dear administrators of Boston-area schools,

While I do thank you for your kindness in providing your employees with a mid-week day off, I would like to offer some suggestions for future snow-based panics. First, if you are planning to lose your heads based solely on the forecast, you might consider beginning earlier. That way you could let people know before they went to bed that they wouldn't have to get up and go to work; at the same time, you yourselves would be saved from having to anxiously refresh every five minutes between the hours of 3:00 and 5:00 am (though it could be that you like that sort of thing). Also, in future I suggest remaining open to the possibility of early dismissal, rather than outright cancellation, for storms that are predicted to begin mid-morning at the earliest. That way, we hourly workers get paid for a full day, and nobody has to spend another pointless day in school in June!

footprints in a quarter-inch of snow

school was canceled for this?!

You have to admit, it's a little embarrassing for all of us when we've spent the day at home and there's barely any snow on the ground at 5:00 pm. Better luck next time!

Your employees

(Hey, maybe it'll snow all night and we'll need another snow day tomorrow!)


I appreciated having you home at least!

Nice, you would probably not stand the Seattle School District...half an inch is enough to close our schools no matter what. Although to be fair, with the hills we have any snow or ice can be really bad. :)

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