Kids These Days... ...so I was sleeping soundly this morning, dreaming about something that I don't remember right now, really into it, and the phone rings. An automated voice that sounded like a lady talking with a mouthful of crackers told me: "This is the school calling to inform you that there will be no school today due to the possibility of snow." I hung up the phone. That was good to know. It would be even better to know if I had a kid that went to that school. I don't. Then, in the misty mist of sleepiness, it dawned on me... Now just wait a minute here! I sat upright in bed. They're going to cancel school because it MIGHT snow??? MIGHT snow??? When I was a kid, it would be coming down outside, flakes as big as baseballs, and they'd still make us stay until the end of the day. I had to stand at the bus stop for two hours before hearing that there was a two-hour delay! I had to walk to school, ten miles, in snow up to my chest, uphill both ways! On Christmas Day, they let us out for a half-hour to open our Christmas gifts, then we had to go back to class! Now...in this day and age, they're canceling school because it MIGHT snow? ...Yeeeeesh. 'snot fair!