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The Arctic Chill or whatever it's called is a point to be grateful

January 7, 2014 - Paul Giannamore
So, it’s cold.

And we will survive if we’ve got the blessing of a roof over our head, a working furnace and electricity. You did leave the water taps dripping a bit to stop pipes from freezing, didn't you? (The Boss (at Home) points out that, given our home's plumbing, no effort was needed to leave the taps dripping.)

Some of us even survive driving a 10-year-old PT Cruiser to work two hours before dawn, when the outdoor thermometer in the car tops out at a healthy minus-7.

If you've got a warm coat and thermal gloves and three layers of clothing to wear, you should be warmed in the heart knowing you've got more than lots of people on this planet, and more than even your dog, who has only one coat and one layer.

Keep all of that in mind as you consider whining about the Polar Express or the Arctic Chill or the Frozen Big Gulp or whatever The Weather Channel (with a pretentious capitalized “The”) is calling this little cold snap.

It’s only a couple days.

Put on some extra socks. Be thankful if you’ve got all that I mentioned above.

Happy first work week of 2014!


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