Our snow master plan

For days now the east coast of the US has been in the news with blizzards, snow piled up and businesses & schools being closed down. The Belgians were jealous for all the attention, for the unexpected day offs, for ...

So when some snow got predicted for Belgium too, we all got an idea. The rumour spreaded quickly on FB , via e-mails, ... Suggestions were given to fine tune the ideas and tasklists were communicated. We were all buzzing of excitement! This morning we all started to bring our master plan to execution.

Many people jumped in their car and started lining up. Quite a few of them made some nice slides, bumped into each other and parked in the middle of the road pointing to the opposite direction. At 7 AM we had already created a traffic jam of 400 km. Quickly it grew and grew and by 8 AM we had managed a length of 800 kms. We phoned each other...more more, come and join, we can do this. We phoned so much that the mobile phone networks got overloaded. At 8:45 we got a total of 948 kms of traffic jam (regular day = 150 kms....former record ever is 520km) : we had succeeded in creating a total gridlock on the Belgian highways. Somebody didn't even know we had that many highways. Hahahahaaa nobody was going to get at work anymore, we'd get our media attention and our day off as well. What the Americans can, we can do better!!! We had managed to block everything before the snow plows had been able to ride out and act upon the predicted snow fall and before they had even started to clear the roads. The police ordered via radio and electronic road signs that all trucks must park aside immediately in an idle hope to untangle the puzzle and get us moving again. But it was all in vain, we had managed to create total chaos all day. Yeaaaah, how cool is that?

Radio programs changed their programming to allow special requests for the people stuck in the roads, road agencies apologised for being totally surprised by this amount of snow, the meteorologist claimed not being able to predict more accurately , the minister was interviewed and considers changing some laws.


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yeah that's how it went. You didn't seriously think that Belgium had inflicted such a chaos because of 1,5 inch/ 3-4 cms of snow, right? Who would believe that?

Comments

Lilacspecs said…
Yeah...after seeing/hearing about how most of my friends and family were under several feet of snow (plus my brother had a car accident) and out of electricity, what happened yesterday seemed like one of the most mismanaged cases of weather I'd ever seen, EVER.
Brian Miller said…
lol....

we got another suprise snow last night...no one called it...

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