School closing announcements on tv driving me crazy!

United States
February 22, 2008 2:37pm CST
Today in MA we are having an unbelievable snow storm. The mayor has declared a snow emergency in the state so obviously all the schools are closed. Subway trains are getting stuck and buses are barely running and those that are are using a snow route. I'm trying to watch tv and at the bottom of the screen a local radio station is running continuous school closing announcements. They are taking up a large amount of space and I have a pretty big screen but they are very distracting. I know they also announce school closings on the radio and on school web pages but I think it should be obvious since we're in a state of emergency that all schools would be closed don't you? Why do they find a need to show them on tv all day? Do you experience the same thing during a snow storm in your area? Don't you find it ridiculous? Who would even send their kids or go to school on a day like this? The visibility is practically 0 so shouldn't people use common sense?
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@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
22 Feb 08
Yup they can become annoying. They really only need to show it in the mornings and not all day. It always happens here in VA too. The schools are out today but the weather isn't too bad today. I think they expected worse according to the weather reports last night. My son wasn't happy that he had to stay home with me LOL
@sid556 (30987)
• United States
23 Feb 08
Where I am at they only show it in the mornings. If people don't get the message by then....something is very wrong.
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• United States
23 Feb 08
It's obvious that the kids around here are thrilled because a lot of them are out in the commons rolling in the snow...lol.....
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
23 Feb 08
Yes it drives me crazy too!! lol I mean, I can understand in the morning but once it's the afternoon, it's time to stop and give the information to the news stations and let THEM broadcast it but no, they have to drive us batty with their repeats and repeats. I've got a favor/question for you... I'm going to PM you on this one. :)
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• United States
23 Feb 08
lol...pm received and responded to and as I said I will be happy to do it. When I went to sleep at 10 last night the stupid alerts were still being shown and they weren't even for today. What purpose does that serve?
@catjane (1036)
• United States
23 Feb 08
I know what you are saying! I am in the South and we get alot of storms and Tornadoes down here. Every time there is one, the locacl stations all put them up on the screen for hours. It's so annoying, but, I realize probably necessary. One time while watching Milllionaire, they had the mpa right over the questions and you couldn't read the question. bout 10 mins later I noticed they moved it to the top corner. Someone must have complained. One day I was trying to watch and tape Ringo Starr on a talk show and guess what comes on for about 2 minutes of his time on the show....a damn alert system testing. I couldn't hear a word he was saying! Couldn't they do that crap at 2 in the moring when not so many people are watching tv! Makes me so mad, especially for what I pay just to watch these programs.
• United States
23 Feb 08
People should use common sense. But then you'd be amazed at how many schools don't cancel. We just had every day of our Easter vacation taken away from us because of snow days so we had school yesterday and the roads were terrible yesterday morning (over 380 schools in my area closed but not my children's school). And a lot of parents think since the school didn't call off that maybe the roads are better then they think they are and send their kids to school. I know I personally live on a back road and if I based my road on the main roads I'd never leave my house in the winter...lol But here they turn the announcements off around 10--right after the 2hour delays would end. At night they sometimes turn if back on to list if school activities are canceled or activities in town.
@GardenGerty (125577)
• United States
23 Feb 08
Unfortunately, common sense is very uncommon, and some parent is likely to send their kids just to get them out of their hair, or some child will get themselves up and go to school it happened where I live. Luckily someone was on hand to send her home. I know they are distracting, but I feel they are important. I think they ought to remove them for parts of every hour, and that would help those who have problems because of them.
@sid556 (30987)
• United States
23 Feb 08
I am not too very far from you at all and amazingly our school was open. The roads were and still are horrible but the school stayed open. They have closed for storms not even nearly this bad. I think the kids have used all their snow days and they are trying hard not to add more.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
23 Feb 08
Believe it or not, ctry, some people don't have enough common sense to keep their kids at home when there's inclement weather. I think we all get annoyed with the constant running of school -and other- closings trailing across the bottom of our TV screens, but they will continue to do it anyway.