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Cold weather got you down?: Reader says, "Welcome to Colorado, you big pussies"

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The decision by school districts throughout the area to close today due to cold temperatures, not snow, has led to a lot of eye-rolling among old-timers, who remember the days when only Acts of God could justify class cancellations. Representing this viewpoint is one reader from Wheat Ridge, who entitled a rant he sent to us late yesterday afternoon "Welcome to Colorado, you big pussies." Check it out below -- and then go cry to someone from Hawaii!

Welcome to Colorado, you big pussies.

Today, we have snowfall and cold temps. It is 5pm and my staff just informed me that Jeffco, among other school districts have been closed for tomorrow. HILARIOUS. I am currently in Golden and there is approx 3" of snow with no wind. The fabulously clairvoyant and accurate local weather channels predict a maximum of 7" of snow through tomorrow. I used to make fun of my parents, that both instilled the harsh fact that when they were young, they walked uphill both ways to school for 5 miles in blizzard conditions and survived. We live in a city that is fully equipped with snow removal machinery and ice preventing material that should allow us to continue with a normal work/school life, maybe at a slower, safer pace, but functional, when plagued with the horrendous 7" snow storm that is predicted for tomorrow.

Get over it, wake up early, drive slower, and put down your cell phone for once. WAIT!!! I have a theory. I know why Colorado citizens have turned into gaping hatchet wounds! I personally favor saving the planet and doing my part to lean toward green, however, driving an echo friendly/green car that has 3" ground clearance, weighs a left nut, and has zero balls with regard to power, DOES NOT WORK IN OUR TOWN. If I lived in FL, CA, NV, etc, I would be ashamed to drive the ridiculous SUV I currently own, however, I, for one, will be at my office tomorrow, bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to attempt total world domination, while my neighbors and colleagues are at home watching Real Housewives of Beverly Hills...

Sorry to be such a butthole. LOL

E Cwalina
Wheat Ridge CO

More from our News archive: "Freezing your ass off?: You could live at house in Westminster that nearly became an ice rink."


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15 comments
Dorien Conover Peterson
Dorien Conover Peterson

You tell 'em! And, you had to put your wet mittens on the radiators to dry them by recess!

Elizabeth McClarren Gronewold
Elizabeth McClarren Gronewold

JeffCo schools did that years ago because their diesel buses weren't prepared to run with the cold temps. They've fixed the issue and it hasn't been a problem.

Ted Peterson
Ted Peterson

Cold and snow/ice is by no means unique to Colorado. We would have a week straight never getting above 0F in northern Illinois and that's pretty normal. 2 inches of ice would cover the whole state and not melt for days. And people drive FWD sedans and get around just fine. When I was young in Illinois they would cancel school for the cold because of all the kids having to wait at the bus stops or walk to school in -20F. Which seemed reasonable, especially when most schools in my distict used old radiator heating systems.

Justin Brown
Justin Brown

That was an awesome read, an I fully agree. As I am a Colorado native I can't stand the bastards that move here from other states and cannot drive in poor weather!! If you are one please leave our wonderful state :-)

LB15
LB15

The school districts are pussies because if they don't cancel school and make kids wait for the school bus when it is cold, then parents complain and threaten to sue. It's easier and less of a headache to cancel.

Jeremy Mascarenas
Jeremy Mascarenas

If these people think that a few degrees below zero is tough, try 37 below. They have yet to see the madness the Rockies can bring as far as weather.

Jesse Davis
Jesse Davis

It's the truth.....I don't want to go out because of the scared little idiots!!!! Welcome to winter as well!!!!

Boogieyow!
Boogieyow!

Ummmmm, it's 10 degrees below zero (Fahrenheit, not Celcius like those pussies in Europe, Asia, Africa and Canada use) and predicted to get close to 20 below. When I went to get my mail, I feared for my life. Well not my life, but the life of my future spawn, because in 2 minutes I had ( in fact) froze my balls right off, probably leaving me sterile. So yeah, no snow, but it is colder than shit and Colorado is one place that is NOT full of pussies. A state that has legal weed, the biggest mountains, bull riders, and a governor who made his way to the top slinging (good) beer, is a place I am proud of.

And everyone knows that this was a State sanctioned day to ride these bad ass mountains. What some folks call a snow/cold day, is known as a free day to anyone who calls themselves a real Coloradoan.

Suck it E Cwalina of Wheat Ridge!

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