It would be hard to imagine what it's like to have soft specks of ice fall on top of you from the sky. Seeing snow in movies and on television, it's always portrayed as beautiful and appearing only around Christmas. But people who live in areas where it snows know that it can be pretty, and also a nuisance.
Redditor u/ambermage asked, "People who have experienced snow; what is it like?" and received both poetic and blunt descriptions of what it's really like to deal with snow.
10. Beautiful and terrifying
When everything is blanketed and not touched, it's beautiful and everything is absolutely silent (at least where I live). But it is terrifying to drive on poorly plowed roads. Once it starts melting and there is some snow piles here and there it looks ugly, especially when it turns grey/black from all the cars.
9. Fun... at first
"Fun for the first few days then you really would just like feeling back in your fingers and toes."
8. People forget how to drive
"Beautiful to look at when its untouched. But a nightmare to drive or walk in.
For everyone who's saying that driving in the snow is fun, you're right. Personally I find alot of other people dont know how to drive in the snow, so I avoid going out if I dont have too."
7. Avoid yellow snowGiphy
"Looks pretty the first day. Then turns brownish and it's gross to see where the dogs have peed. Not to mention if it gets any warmer it turns into ice"
6. How you feel about snow depends on your age
"As a child it's fun because you can throw snowballs, build snowmen, make snow-angels, and go sledding.
As an adult it sucks cause you have to shovel, drive in it, and after a long winter it's just brown/gray and gross looking. And your car gets full of dirt and salt."
Heavier than you would think. Shoveling a driveway with a foot of snow feels like shoveling a foot of dirt off your driveway
4. Snow games and glasses don't mix
"When it snows you don't feel wet. You feel wet some minutes later.
When it snows a lot, sounds are filtered and everything looks more silent.
Snowball fights scare me because I wear glasses and it can be dangerous."
3. Lazy rain
"Snow is like lazy rain. If you don't mind the rain and know how to be prepared, you won't mind snow. I personally love the snow. I think cold weather is worthless without snow around."
2. I love this feeling
"It nice when you are outside in a snow storm and it feels like you are the only person on the planet."
1. It sounds how glitter looks...Giphy
"There's different kinds of snow. There's the sticky snow you can make snowmen and snowballs out of. When sticky snow falls and then the temperature drops really low it gets really hard and you can't do much with it.
Then there's the powdery snow that blows around in the wind and is good for skiing and and snowboarding and sledding. It feels like you're walking on the moon when it's freshly fallen. Sometimes in the morning if you listen closely you can hear it blowing around and it sounds how glitter looks.
A hard layer forms over powdery snow when the sun shines and melts the top layer and then it hardens over night. It's fun to walk on because it makes a crunchy sounds but it's still soft on the bottom...
Depending on how much powdery snow is underneath you can put your whole legs under.
Then there's slush. It usually happens on roads and parking lots and its like someone took a freezee/icee/slushee and dumped it everywhere. It forms puddles and is hard to drive in but fun to jump in with rain boots in the spring.
Sometimes in the middle of winter it will get above freezing and slush will form but then freeze during the night If it doesn't get plowed off the road before it freezes then ridges where tires were will freeze and that's also hard to drive on."
Hold on tight when you find a brand deserving of your loyalty!
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor spwf asked the online community,
"What brand(s) do you swear by and why?"
"Their cast iron pans..."
"Lodge. Their cast iron pans are super durable and can last a lifetime."
Glad to hear you've found some much-needed relief!
"Warranty and service..."
"This one brand..."
Yes, these are so good! An excellent choice.
"High quality" is right. Those pants last forever.
"It helps clean..."
Fantastic – it sounds like you should be their salesperson.
"They don't use..."
"New Balance. They don't use slave labor to make shoes."
They are comfortable and fit well.
"They are a retailer..."
Many people use them for shoes, for camping gear... all kinds of stuff. They're very reliable.
"I wear my Timberland boots..."
These shoes tend to last forever. "Durable" is the perfect word.
"One large bottle..."
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You know what would be great?
Let's just toss them out, shall we?
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor Levels2ThisBrush asked the online community,
"What should be socially acceptable but isn't?"
"Leaving the office..."
"Leaving the office whenever you've finished your tasks for the day."
This is why I'm so glad remote work is the new office.
"And yet, I get it!"
I do not miss my retail days where I had to organise someone to cover me and beg on bended knee.
"Cashiers or workers who don’t need to be standing all day not having a stool or chair."
"Prices on apartments..."
I always assume if I have to ask the price I probably can’t afford it.
"Being quiet/not wanting to engage in conversation all the time."
In Finland, if somebody tries to talk to you, they are probably a tourist.
"Choosing not to..."
"Choosing not to have toxic family members in your life."
It feels very liberating once you accept that you don't have to put up with it.
"Employees calling customers out in public for being a**holes."
"The fact that I sometimes..."
You’re getting that sweet sweet insulin high… the high of being not-dead.
The "for some reason" you're referring to is simply propaganda on behalf of corporations.
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"What made you say 'f'k this sh*t im out?'"
The unwarranted reprimanding was something that was never mentioned in the initial job description.
"In the late 90’s."
"It was nice a few short years later, the entire chain bankrupted."
Human Punching Bag
"First shift back, not pleased being back, he makes a snarky comment."
"F'k this, Im out."
You Only Get One Job
"I was told that they couldn't give me a good schedule so I quit."
A Shocking Incident
"She lined my bed with broken glass put the blankets over it and I dove on in lol."
Ally For The Ex
The lesson for today is–Don't be miserable. Your sanity is worth saving.Besides, you would never know that something better awaits if you just don't get the F out.
Lucky for them, it's delicious either way.
And this can include foods which are not customarily sold both hot and cold (cold pizza anyone?).
"What is something that tastes good both hot and cold?"
Fresh out of the oven, or the next day!
Chocolate withstands all temperatrues
"Chocolate."Chocolate Satisfying GIF by HuffPostGiphy
Can't go wrong with fruit and pastry
"Apple pie."- Hak_Saw5000
This doesn't only apply to food
"Revenge."- pushthestartbuttonkarine vanasse revenge GIF by HULUGiphy
Let the flavor develop
"2 totally different flavors depending on warm vs cold from fridge."- nonkowledge
So many to choose from!
A matter of textural preference
"Cheese, ya fools."- eat_dontpray_loveCloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Eating GIFGiphy
Under a hot greek sun, or during a cold winter's eve.