We had a fire drill this morning. Not only was it freezing outside, though; it was snowing! Some people were wearing t-shirts, so we huddled together. Luckily, it didn’t last too long.
I was thinking about my friends I hung out with last week from California, Arizona, and Texas. They would have cried during this fire drill.
During pre-convention, we went to the Aquarium with the Californians we were hosting from New Frontier USY. After a very exciting and educational look at fish tanks, we went outside, where the Californians discovered small patches of snow–you know, the leftover snow that doesn’t really mean anything. They were SO excited. “OMG! It’s snow! I’ve never seen snow before!” So they picked up the snow with their bare hands and had snowball fights. It was crazy.
I explained to one of them what a salt truck was. “You mean salt melts snow?” Alex Damron (for those of you who know him) said. It was pretty funny.
Then, Saturday night, I was cleaning off my car outside the synagogue with a snow brush. Three Californians (including Alex and one of their staff members [who staffed Group 8 this summer]) came up to me.
“Do you just keep that thing in your car?” they asked.
“Yeah…it’s called a ‘snow brush.'”
“NO WAY! Really? How does it work?”
“Well, you use the squeegie side to wipe off snow, the brush to dust off light snow, and then if you flip it to the other side, you can use the scraper to get rid of ice.”
“That’s awesome! Can I try?”
So I let them snow brush my car. They took pictures of themselves doing it, and had a great time.
If only you Texans, Arizonians, and Californians were here now–maybe you’d like to shovel our driveway.