I'm all right, Jack...

@hvedra (1623)
May 24, 2010 9:47am CST
Do you think some people are so unaware of the world they only think of the now and themselves of that moment? We are having a mini-heatwave here in the UK at the moment (most of us are in shock) and yesterday in the supermarket there was a woman who was going "oh it would be lovely if it snowed tomorrow!" Is she really so ignorant of the world around here that she would think that would be a good idea? We would lose a HUGE amount of food if that happened because the cold would kill off seedlings and fruit and we'd have to import everything for at least a year! I don't think she was aware of what kind of devastation freak weather could do. Obviously she's never grown a crop in her life and thinks food appears by magic on the shelves. What worries me is that she wasn't young, not some dippy teenager who has never seen cows in a field. Do you think there are more and more people like that around, with no grasp of anything other than themselves - until it all goes wrong?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
24 May 10
I feel as if she was just being silly & making a joke.I have said things like that when it has been real hot. Even my son when he was little was wishing for snow because it was soooooo hot.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
23 Jun 10
Thanks for the best response. Have a happy day.
@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
25 May 10
People now days are so self involved, shallow, idiotic, selfish and vain that they literally can't see beyond their noses. She probably didn't care one iota about the effect snow whould have on anyone but her. And, people get bored and want something excitement and different to happen. Having a true grasp on reality is become more and more rare.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
24 May 10
Hey hvedra! Sometimes people say stupid stuff without even thinking! And obviously this person did! I don't think she really would want it to snow, just maybe wanted the heat to go away! I know when it starts getting really hot where I live we all start complaining how we hate the heat too! And in the Winter we are wishing for the Summer! People are just never satisfied with anything, especially the weather which of course, they know no one has any control over! So, just ignore stupid people who say stupid things without really thinking or meaning it!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
24 May 10
Selfishness is getting to be the norm. Selflessness is getting to be rare. We've been having those freak weather things here. Last year, corn farmers had to plant corn 3 times. Luckily, it was a long summer, but it was so wet that mostly vine, squash, cucumbers survived. Tomatoes and in the lowlands, potatoes all rotted before they had a chance to mature. This year, we had a freak snow storm and unseasonable heat. Made for bad spring crops like greens. My chives and onions seem to be doining OK, but I don't think my garlic will make it.
• Philippines
24 May 10
Maybe you're just taking it too seriously. I'm sure it's the heat speaking not her. It's because of the heat that's why she said that. Don't let it get into you next time someone says something off. It'll just affect you and your lovely day. :)
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@zralte (4186)
• India
24 May 10
What you call a 'heat-wave' in the UK, I call it very pleasant weather. What is the highest temperature in UK in a year - probably never more than 25 degree celcius. That is very pleasant for me as I am right now suffering a 46-47 degree celcius heat. whenever my father-in-law tells me that it is very hot in England, I just laugh at him.
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@qamarep (4450)
• Pakistan
25 May 10
mostly of the people are doing this they are selffish and they dont think about others loss
@laratri (254)
• India
25 May 10
I feel as if she was just being silly and joking. Obviously this person did.I donot think she really would want it to snow. I have said things like that when it has been realy hot.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
24 May 10
Do you honestly believe she thought it might come true?