Would a late start last Thursday have been that bad?
At some point in your life, someone asked you: “If you could have any superpower, what would it be?” Some of you picked mind reading. Poor decision. First off, it’s super creepy. Right up there with those who wanted to be invisible and sneak into the wrong locker room. Second, it’d be super boring on days like today.
I’m writing this article on Thursday, Jan. 31. It’s been an amazing week. Classes have been cancelled the last two days, and even though that will inevitably come back to haunt me — it has been wonderful. Today though, they decided to not even delay classes. If you could read minds on a day like today, all you’d hear is a chorus of “I’m cold. I’m upset. I want to go home.”
If you could read minds on a day like today, all you’d hear is a chorus of “I’m cold. I’m upset. I want to go home.”
I’m sure you all remember the email that went out today. MATBUS would not be operating this morning. Hey, it was free to park on campus for a while, but there are a couple holes in this solution. There’s the obvious, “What if I don’t have a car, or my car won’t start because of the cold?” Well, I guess you’re walking. Hope you made it there in one piece.
The problem I ran into was when I got up and drove to class. The only class I would have missed if it were a delayed start. Thing is, there aren’t enough parking spots for a normal day on campus. On a day where it’s drive or die, there were a good 20 other cars hopelessly meandering to find spots. After doing some hopelessly meandering myself, I accepted that I was missing class. I came here to write this article, as I was cold, upset and wanting to go home.
There were a good 20 other cars hopelessly meandering to find spots.
To be honest, I get that life still needs to operate in the cold. I’m a Minnesota boy; I’ve worked in some pretty bad weather before. You throw on some extra layers and live with it. I have an understanding professor, so even if I feel bad missing class, I’m not terribly worried about it. Even so, I think I speak for a lot of us who went out in negative 20 degree weather (before wind chill) when I say … You couldn’t have given us two hours?