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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:48 PM

'Like Mad Max, but with Amazon Prime vans':Transplant has hilarious take on Seattle snow

SEATTLE - It doesn't usually snow that often or that much in Seattle, so when it does, you have to excuse us for being a little bit inexperienced in how to handle an actual winter storm.

Daniel Silvermint, a proclaimed transplant to Seattle, went to Twitter to "document" his observations as Seattleites tried to prepare for the winter blast.

"I’ve never witnessed anything quite like Seattle grocery stores when locals are preparing to brave 4-5 inches of snow," he first tweeted, setting off a barrage of humorous observations about life in the Emerald City ahead of impending snow chaos. "Like, people are stocking up on emergency tomatoes and leaving water jugs on the shelves."


Some of his funniest tweets.
"People are burning first drafts of their novels for warmth."
"Society is breaking down. Rival Pokémon Go teams are establishing enclaves and fighting over territory."
"People are bartering monogrammed yoga mats for just a single slice of cauliflower pizza."
"Paper money is worthless. Cans of hard cider brewed from obscure fruits you’ve never heard of are the new currency of the land."
"Venturing back out to stores to survey the desolation. Gloves are still in stock. I don’t think #Seattle knows about those yet."
"Gluten-free breadlines."
lots more at link. https://komonews.com/weather/scotts-weather-blog/transplant-gives-hilarious-take-on-seattleites-panic-during-snowpocalypse

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Eko Feb 11 OP
CentralMass Feb 11 #1
flibbitygiblets Feb 11 #2
CentralMass Feb 11 #3
Aristus Feb 11 #4
handmade34 Feb 11 #5
yewberry Feb 11 #6

Response to Eko (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:07 PM

1. There was a bit of panic in Portland as well.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:31 PM

2. LOL there was muffled panic in the Trader Joes off Johnson Creek.

Which was especially comical because the polite folks had formed one long line that stretched all the way to the back of the store (along the beer aisle), while there were 8 other registers with only 2-3 people in them.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:21 PM

3. :-) That sounds about right..

I come from the land of the ice and snow, Massachusetts. We call winters like this spring time.

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Response to Eko (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:32 PM

4. Midwesterners are pointing at we Washingtonians and laughing at our panic over the

rare snowfall.

They have that luxury. Minnesota and other places on the Great Plains are (natch) flat as a table. The Greater Seattle-Tacoma area is hilly enough to make even a short car trip on snowy and icy roads a dangerous proposition.

My commute to work includes a hill so steep, it would cause a rollercoaster enthusiast to lose his lunch.

I'll take my chances once the roads are clear...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:02 PM

5. would never laugh at panic....

I do not have the "luxury" of a flat landscape, but I do have the luxury of studded winter tires on a 4x4 and lots of experience driving in and also getting out of very snowy places

stay warm!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:25 PM

6. I'm from New England & I know better than going out in this.

I moved here in the 80s and learned fast not to screw around when a winter storm hits.

Hills with a 15-20% grade are not uncommon here and the geography lends itself to long bridges, many of them steep. There's little call for plows & sanders, so only the main roads are treated-- it's been snowing for 4 days now, and not a single plow has come by. Most people don't have snow shovels so we end up trying to manage with garden tools.

There's just no infrastructure for this.

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