For some unknown, but rather delightful reason, when The Prude hits ‘Latest Headlines’ on the gray area of her Google start page called (I am pretty sure) a TOOLBAR,
she immediately accesses BBC news, which has a whole different approach to World News than, say, CBS, Fox News, MSNBC, or Nick News with Linda Ellerbee.
As she scrolled down the headlines, looking for something on which to comment, she realized that the state of the world today is nothing to laugh at.
She figures it would be redundant to disapprove of the propensity of N. and S. Korea to air strikes, tactless to comment on Nigeria’s lawsuit against Dick Cheney, and boorish
to call attention to England’s loss to Mr. Putin as host of the 2018 Soccer World Cup.
But as she scrolled down the headlines, she was fascinated to see the following:
-‘‘Much, much colder’ weather in UK’
- ‘Trains off as temps plunge’
- ‘Travel disrupted in heavy snow’
- ‘Fresh warning of snow and sleet’
And just as she was beginning to wonder what Charles Dickens and Winston Churchill would have thought of a country on the North Sea and on the same latitude as parts of Hudson Bay that whines about SNOW in DECEMBER
she scrolled down to this headline:
-‘Is the UK Uniquely Bad at Coping with Snow?’
Again, tact, (even though The Prude is descended from a long line of hardy, we-laugh-at-cold-weather type of Dutchmen), prevents The Prude from commenting on the above headline. You and the UK can draw your own conclusions.
But The Prude is not heartless. She saw another story, about an Olympic skier (as in downhill in the snow) named Mr. Kwame Nkkrumah-Acheampong from the tropical West African country of Ghana who is hoping to build a ski slope there.
In tropical Ghana.
And The Prude wonders in Mr. Kwame Nkkrumah-Acheampong, obviously an optimist
with big ideas, couldn’t possibly help the UK with their snow issues, or at least their attitudes.
The Prude will see if she can set up a meeting.
Have a wonderful weekend, and if the weather is bad where you live- keep a stiff upper lip and show the Brits how it is done.