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Ma and pa, whose collective attitude has been described as somewhere between cantankerous and irascible but who were nonetheless a cooperative pair, were sitting down to their usual cup of morning coffee and listening to the weather report coming over the radio:

"There will be 3 to 5 inches of snow today and a snow emergency has been declared, "  the announcer proclaimed.  "You must park your cars on the odd numbered side of the streets."

Pa arises and speaks

"Well, okay," says he.

Two days later, again they both are sitting down with their cups and the weather forecast is again heard:

"There will be 2 to 4 inches of snow today and a snow emergency has been declared. You must park your cars on the even numbered side of the streets."

Pa again arises and says, "Well, okay."

Three days later the scene is again repeated:

"There will be 6 to 8 inches of snow today and a snow emergency has been declared. You must park your cars on the ..."

The power went out and Pa didn't get the rest of the instructions.

"What am I going to do now?" says he.

"Well Pa," says Ma.  "I suppose you'll have to leave the car in the shed."