The media in England have overreacted to a recent spell of snowy weather and cold.
This time, an arctic system has bobbed south and sucked cold air in from the continent.
They call it “The Beast from the East”.
You can hear me sighing, can’t you?
My youngest wondered briefly if school would be closed but as it’s 50 feet from our front door and the Principal was in at 7 for an inspection, we knew she’d have to go.
Other parents on social media were gnashing their teeth and wailing about getting into school but in the end only one place in the town closed and only then because they’re on a hill you’d only find in Lancashire.
Overreacting is something you do eventually grow out of.
Knee jerk reactions are for kids and fools.
Experience grants us serenity as things like The Beast from the East dwindle into a bit of snow.
I drove my daughter to college without any problems and I’ve just walked to the post office with a parcel and felt foolish for wearing my boots.
We should save our more extreme feelings for things which actually warrant it, don’t you think?
It’s all a matter of perspective, I suppose.