Complaining about the weather is the true American pastime, and Michiganders are some of the best complainers around. And we have good reason to be. Summer is hot, spring and fall are too short, and winter is... sigh. But were it not for weather, how would we friendly Midwesterners make small talk in the winter months? Movies? Sports? No. People can have different opinions about those, and we dislike confrontation. Bonding over the weather is far easier, and there’s much to agree on:
1. Winter doesn’t just bring snow
It also brings rain, sleet, hail, and all sorts of cold things to hate. Looking at you, "wintry mix."
2. If it’s the first snow of the season…
No one will remember how to drive.
3. If it’s the last snow of the season…
No one will remember how to drive... except you, right? Right. You’re the exception. We are each the exception.