Friday, February 4, 2011
Greetings from Quebecachusetts!
Thankfully, my septugenerian Canadian mentor, born and bred in Fredericton, New Brunswick, set me straight. Yes, she conceded, the past month has suggested a winter in Quebec. But a timid one.
Now I'm warming up (maybe not); I'm less hounded by meteorological injustice.
Also, when you consult with your Canadian, remember that his kind are among the planet’s savviest cold-weather pragmatists. They have black belts in removing just enough snow from roofs, wrapping wet pipes with towels and other reachables, and striking a golden mean in sartorial layering.
And they offer advice with scarcely a trace of superiority. To do otherwise, of course, would be un-Canadian, even American. All the better for them: revenge, as they know, is best served cold.
Choose a Canadian regional forecast from the Weather Channel here.