If you’re like me, you’re hoping that the snowy forecast for this weekend is totally wrong. If you’re like me, you’re hoping that the fact that no one has idea what this winter is going to be like gives some hope that it will actually be mild. And if you’re like me, you’re hoping that Connecticut towns were importing salt in early September as an overdramatic precaution.
And, if you’re like me, you’re now accepting that all of those hopes were simply early signs of denial that winer is coming and there’s nothing we can do about it.
How do I know this? Well, the 49,000-metric-ton mountain of salt sitting in New London is bit of a telling sign.
According to WFSB, 49,000 metric tons of Egyptian salt arrived on a cargo ship last week and ever since then, towns and private contracts have been salivating at the thought of getting their share. Waterford already bought 1,200 tons, the report said.
That’s insane. It’s the middle of October. Yes, we will presumably see some snow at some point. And yes, it’s better to be prepared than caught without any salt on hand. But can’t they just let us live a little longer in a world where winter isn’t a concern? Couldn’t they keep the salt a secret for a few more weeks before inviting the news crews in?
Honestly, we haven’t even had Halloween yet, but there’s snow in the forecast, mountains of salt sitting around waiting to be used, and forecasters predicting snowmageddon 2.0. Is this really any way to live?
Even if it’s denial, even if it’s wrong, can’t the world just let us live in ignorant bliss for a little while longer? Let us just look at the leaves and pretend everything is going to be alright for once.