Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I Live in Ski Resort Called "London"

Yesterday, when we came back from Scotland, we were in for a surprise and not a good one: it was snowing. Although there is nothing wrong with the snow itself, in UK the public transport does not function when it is more then 0.01cm of snow! All the buses were recalled to the depots (the people were asked to leave the bus in the middle of the street), trains were cancelled and the taxis refused to take passengers. Even private hire were not able to coupe with the demand! We had to wait for 2 hours around "Elephant and Castle" and to pay double fare to get home. As my friend Tal wrote "..the only thing that might have a more severe implication on the UK roads other than a wee bit of snow is a nuclear holocaust."
I really can't understand the reason why everything stops because of 6" of snow? It is not the first time it is snowing here (http://jmarkh.blogspot.com/2007/01/white-london.html and http://jmarkh.blogspot.com/2007/01/snow-again.html) and we are not living in the village, so why London can not prepare for it?
Well, the only thing I can say is that snow is beautiful! Check out the photo album at http://picasaweb.google.com/alla.markh/20090202LetItSnow

Enjoy,
John.

2 comments:

Jonathan said...

Plagiarism! Just kidding. You should be the first to make the "I survived the Jan2009 storm in London" T-shirts...

John Markh said...

Indeed, I should mention that someone else (a friend of Jonathan; I have no idea who he is) came up with this title...