Lutherans Closed Due To Weather

Never in my recollection has church been canceled due to a few snow flakes. It’s entirely possible that my memory has been skewed by the excellent Minneapolis-area snowplow system (largely municipal and county, as opposed to private contractors), or that my parental units somehow knew that church would be closed and planned on staying home.

I did check that the buses in general, and my routes into Harvard Square in particular, were running. I failed to check the church web page, where there is a big news update about being closed. It honestly didn’t cross my mind.

My first clue should have been the sorts of traffic out on the road: snowplows attached to pickups, snowplows attached to dump trucks, snowplows attached to earth movers, MBTA buses, a handful of four-wheel drive vehicles, a guy on a bicycle… wait, go back one. Yes, there was one man braving the near-whiteout conditions and several inches of unplowed snow near the Intersection of Doom™ at Mt. Auburn St. and Fresh Pond Parkway.

Of course, if everyone lived near the workplace and place of worship and major commercial areas, on a public transit line, we could still have had church today. I made it from door to (locked with sign) door in under 25 minutes, which included walking to and from the bus stops, waiting for a bus, and stopping for coffee. Public Transit 1, Everyone Else 0.

I guess the little voice in my head tempting me to stay in bed, instead of the Devil as usual, was God telling me there was no church today.

3 comments on “Lutherans Closed Due To Weather
  1. reldnahkram says:

    My dad said that Boston, with regards to this storm, is about 13 hours behind us (my mother is in Boston for the weekend, and trying to figure out how to get home). At 9 PM last night, things weren’t too bad; I think most of the really heavy snowfall came between midnight and dawn. So while it’s manageable up there now, it may not be in a few hours, and encouraging people to go out into the elements may not be such a good thing. I approve of everyone living near public transit.

  2. bloodorange says:

    I guess the little voice in my head tempting me to stay in bed, instead of the Devil as usual, was God telling me there was no church today.

    This is extremely cute.

  3. flammifera says:

    Yes, I’m (stuck) in North Darthmouth, Mass, with extended family — it didn’t even start snowing until midnight or the early am, but by the time we woke up, there was lots of snow and wind and stuff. There may be more snow now, too (it was supposed to start again this afternoon), although I haven’t looked out of the window in awhile.

Nurd Up!