There’s no better feeling than that produced by these two words: Snow Day.
In New York City today, excited kids hoping to stay warm and cozy in their beds for a few minutes longer were met with the cold realization that — even though there’s a blizzard — they had to go to school.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has gotten heavily criticized for this decision — by the city’s teachers’ union and elected officials. But check out these tweet from America’s beloved weatherman Al Roker, who has a daughter in public school:
Mr. Mayor, I could never run NYC, but I know when it’s time to keep kids home from school— Al Roker (@alroker) February 13, 2014
— Al Roker (@alroker) February 13, 2014
Then, he made his own forecast, but this time of a political nature:
That’s gotta sting more than a case of the frostbite!
When asked about Roker’s comments, de Blasio stuck to his guns (perhaps an inappropriate idiom for the mayor of New York City): “I respect Al Roker a lot. I’ve watched him on TV for many, many years. It’s a different thing to run a city than to give the weather on TV. So I am comfortable with our decision-making.”