Have you been told that Floridians approach hurricanes much the way the 6th grade child of the north anticipates the snow day?
It's totally true. We first hear rumors of the storm from the "grownups", (AKA snowbirds at the grocery). We never see at first how it may relate to our life. Then, within the three day prediction cone, we begin to be inundated with tracking updates on all channels.
At this time, the excitement sets in. Oh, will we need to stock up? Do we have water and flashlights and tuna? Do we have cash and gas? Where to go if we need to execute the big E plan. Evacuation plans are always changing. When would we leave? Which bridge will hold?
Never mind..........we'll just settle in and let it blow over us. But of course we'll still watch the news every chance we get.
Then we see this:
And then the news we've all been waiting for:
Schools will be closed on Tuesday!
But wait, it gets better............that's the first day!
Unh hunh, beat that Yankees.........snow day on the first day of school!