Imagine living in a world where things change beyond your control.

Maybe you're a baker, and in your task to bake chocolate chip cookies, you realize there are no more chocolate chips to be found anywhere, so you pivot and use little chunks of chocolate. Similar outcome because things change, right?

Photo by American Heritage Chocolate on Unsplash
Photo by American Heritage Chocolate on Unsplash

Or you're a tax advisor and your client, who has worked the same job for two years and kept the same spending habits for two years, receives a tax return that's less than the one the year prior. Similar outcome in that they're getting money back, just not as much because things change, right?


Which makes all the typed out poo that's been flung at meteorologists all over New England within the last 24 hours so puzzling.

Danielle Perrin / X
Danielle Perrin / X

New England Weather

Here's another spoiler that you shouldn't need if you've lived in New England at all for even half of a winter, nevermind a full season, and certainly nevermind multiple winters.

New England weather? Nearly unpredictable.

How many times have we all used the phrase, "Eh, that's New England weather for ya" when unexpected changes happen. More snow than predicted. Sun shines instead of a storm falling like expected. No one can control or fully predict what a weather pattern will do.

But that didn't matter when, throughout the day yesterday and even this morning, the weather pattern for the expected snow storm that was originally going to crush a good chunk of New England, completely shifted. Imagine that -- plans changed for the weather path.

Almost like we change plans at the drop of a dime sometimes in our lives.

Danielle Perrin
Danielle Perrin

Because, regardless of the fact that meteorologists around New England did in fact change their reports as soon as they tracked the storm shifting paths (imagine that, they changed their forecasts when it became apparent it was different so that they could provide us with continued updates instead of continuing to forecast up to a foot in areas that were no longer in the path), keyboard warriors around the region did what they did best.

Talked smack.

But, quite honestly, props to meteorologists for not just doing what sometimes you have to do in media to either protect your brand or the brand of the TV (or radio) station you work for and remain silent while people talk to you like you're nothing but a mere puddle of dumpster juice.

Props to them for seemingly all banding together as if to say "enough is enough" and actually standing up for themselves, while also explaining that they're simply -- like all of us should be -- just doing the best they can.

It's New England. Act like you've been here before when it comes to last-minute weather changes, or simply get out.

These types of weather changes happen on the regular, and these hard-working people don't deserve the rude, venomous, legitimate verbal poo you type to them, especially when odds are you wouldn't come anywhere close to having the guts to say it to their face.

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