A few weeks ago, I whined about the weather. Today, I pledge to shut my mouth for good.
If you live anywhere in the country except Ontario, you’ve likely been subjected to the worst whining you’ve heard since – well, the last time Ontarians received any sort of accumulation of snow. Cue the weather woes!
“OMG it snowed overnight!” “This is BS Mother Nature!” “I thought it was Spring?” “NOOOOO!”
Only in Canada can one province get #SnowinApril trending across Canada. And so, I’m here today to apologize for our collective temper tantrum. I see you Saskatchewan, and know you’ve had to deal with snow this whole damn time without so much a peep of protest. And yes, Quebec, I’ve heard you’ve had quite the unwelcome blanket of the white stuff this month too. And Nunavut? Well, don’t even get me started. The way you accept record amounts of snowfall is akin to Jesus turning the other cheek.
But Ontario? Can’t. Even. Deal.
Hence, I’m shutting down Facebook today. I realize that every one of my fellow Ontarians thinks it’s their God-given duty to post a picture of their front yard or patio today (complete with clever anti-weather caption), but it was only funny the 12th or 13th time I saw it.
(As I confessed, I whined about the crappy weather myself over March Break, but at least I compensated by posting a picture of a cute kid and a recipe for cookies. See? I can whine and be useful at the same time.)
Yes, it’s snowing after the end of the winter season. No, it isn’t the first time it’s happened, I promise. Temperatures plunged to a chilling -2.7°C in Calgary, Alberta on July 15, 1999, and residents braved snow flurries and winds gusting to 69 kilometres per hour. Yeah, THAT.