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There's no use complaining about snow

I AM intrigued by our current idea that we should always be able to travel - regardless of the weather - and if we cannot, then it is somebody else's fault.

We think we have the world under control and then nature reminds us we have not. Life is so predictable that people are affronted when their plans are put out. We complain that nothing is done, ignoring the fact that the snow that stops us getting out is also stopping the people trying to do the clearing.

We complain that the authorities are not ready, forgetting that a few years ago, snow in winter was rare and that, if we really want more snow ploughs and gritting lorries on standby, our taxes will have to go up.

Rather than complain, we should take the opportunity to settle somewhere cosy and wait for it to go away.

DAVID FOSTER

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