If you watch the evening news, you'll surely see stories about people all over the US who are experiencing what we know of winter for the very first time. I've been talking with many MISys customers recently who have asked "So, is this what it's like in Vermont?" And my answer is "Yup, pretty much - from October through May." So I had to chuckle when a friend sent me the following narrative about winter in Vermont:
COLD IS A RELATIVE THING
65 above zero:
Floridians turn on the heat.
People in VT plant gardens.
60 above zero:
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in VT sunbathe.
50 above zero:
Italian & English cars won't start.
People in VT drive with the windows down..
40 above zero:
Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
People in VT throw on a flannel shirt.
35 above zero:
New Jersey landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in VT have the last cookout before it gets cold.
20 above zero
People in Miami all die.
VT natives close the windows.
Californians fly away to Mexico .
People in VT get out their winter coats.
10 below zero:
The Girl Scouts in VT are selling cookies door to door.
20 below zero:
Washington DC runs out of hot air.
People in VT let the dogs sleep indoors.
30 below zero:
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
VT natives start up their Snow-mobiles.
40 below zero:
ALL atomic motion stops .
People in VT start saying...'Cold enough fer ya?'
50 below zero:
Hell freezes over.
VT public schools will open 2 hours late.