Last week there was a mild (magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale) earthquake centered about 30 miles west of Richmond, Virginia. Many people here in the DC area also report having felt it, including one of the Admin. Assistants right outside my office; jealously, I admit, I didn’t notice anything.
Saturday night we had a little snow–2 inches at most–and yesterday was rainy with temperatures in the high 30s to low 40s, so by this morning there was merely a dusting left on grassy areas, and none at all on the roads. Yet nearly all area schools opened two hours late today. What is up with that? I lived in Boston for seven years and I don’t recall the schools ever closing. Yet when someone spits in the street in DC or Northern Virginia the roads come to a standstill. And if someone spots a flurry of snow, the schools rush to close down. I blame the lawyers.