Just one more little nugget about Con-Glom-O and I will drop the subject for a while. :) Bear with me. The Winter Weather Policy does not only apply for wintry weather, but pretty much any Act of God that might befall the roads.
Back in May of this past year, maybe those of you in different parts of the country might not remember this, but up here in New Hampshire we had what they are calling the Hundred Year Flood. Whole towns were under water, including the one where I live and the neighboring one where Con-Glom-O is located. Bridges were washed out, roads were closed and the whole town was Closed for All Traffic. Many many people lost their entire houses. This is easy enough to understand, yes?
And yet come Monday May 15, we eagerly dialed the hotline at work to hear the beautiful recording stating that the office was closed for the day due to flooding. And yet it never happened. The office was OPEN, regular business hours. Meaning you better get your butt over there or you-know-what will happen.
So let's review.
- The roads were CLOSED. They were underwater and bridges were literally washed out.
- Actually the entire TOWN was CLOSED to anyone not driving an emergency vehicle.
- (this is the best one) There were National Guard troops standing in the middle of the roads with machine guns and tanks telling people to go back because it wasn't safe.
And yet Con-Glom-O remained open. Most people, myself included, could not get to work that day (and I actually did try). We all had to take an unplanned day. Later they changed that to "planned" but we still had to take a whole day out of our own vacation time.