Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Don't Believe the Hype
Did we forget that just 6 years ago Hurricane Katrina ravished the Gulf Coast? If I remember correctly people crucified just about everyone because the residents of the Gulf Coast were not adequately notified of the severity of the storm. Now because you were “inconvenienced” you’re bitching. I just don’t get it. Some of these people were probably the same ones bitching about the handling of Katrina. As far as I’m concerned these people should have been blown away in the storm.
All these “whiners” are now going to ruin it for the next storm. Why? Well now they claim that people won’t take the next one as seriously due to the “overhype”. To me this is idiotic. Was the storm as bad as originally predicted? I guess it depends on who you ask. There are some people in the Philadelphia area that still don’t have power. There are some people whose homes were destroyed. Amtrak is still not running. That seems pretty bad to me. I agree that this was an odd storm. In Philadelphia we got hit much harder than those at the Jersey shore. It happens. If I lived in Jersey and I knew a storm was coming, I’d get the fuck out of dodge. If it wasn’t as bad as predicted, I’d be relieved not upset.
People are constantly complaining about meteorologists, whether it’s because of “winter storms of the century” or whatever. Listen, predicting the weather is an inexact science. You can get an idea of what’s to come but Mother Nature has her own mind. Lay off of these people. If you’d have been told it wasn’t going to be that bad and they you got slammed you’d be singing a different tune. As far as I’m concerned there’s an old saying that’s good to live by; “Better Safe than Sorry”. Don’t forget what happened with Katrina. Shut the fuck up and get over it. That is all.
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