The UK never ceases to amaze me. In a sort of historic day where there was so much snow that London and the southeast was unable to go to work and had to stay at home and enjoy their family (oh god!), parks and daytime TV, the only thing being blurbed in the news is the headline "Snow cost Britain £1.2bn" – How do they calculate this anyway?

And isn’t this cost being offset by the unique opportunity of staying at home on a Monday with no other option than play in the snow? How obsessed with money are we? Something as enjoyable as really fun day is reduced to some gross estimate of monetary loss!

As somebody pointed out to me; everyone seems to forget that the cost to prepare local services for a once-in-a-decade snow event would certainly cost more than £1.2bn!


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