I know my friends in Minnesota and similar areas, where snow is pretty much a daily occurrence for a large portion of the year, are going to scoff at this, but hear me out. In places where snow is not a daily thing and we don’t have snow tires or SUVs or whatever to be equipped to deal with it—and, instead, snow happens every few weeks throughout the winter—people should just be able to stay home to be safe.
I’m not saying this should even happen throughout the duration of the snow—just until the plows get to hit the streets and it’s made safe to drive. The fact that my friend—and every driver around her—nearly died on the way to work today makes me beyond incensed.
And the fact that her employer threatened to fire her if she didn’t come in makes me even more pissed off.