No offense to those who live outside of Indianapolis, but for those of us who live in the big city, this has to be the most overrated storm ever. I have lived in my home for over two decades. During previous winter storms, I have often had trouble getting through my long driveway or even getting out of my neighborhood. This time, I've never had any problem getting out to the main raods..
Yesterday morning, I went into work early. I quickly got out of my neighborhood, onto 56th Street then onto Kessler Avenue. Soon I was on I-65 South which was completely clear. (Ballard's first year of snow/ice removal was a disaster. He's been much improved since.). It took me no longer to get to work yesterday than it did a day in the middle of the summer.
When I went out for lunch yesterday, I was surprised to find many restaurants closed. A friend of mine and I went to the Ice House on the near southside. How appropriate. After working, I stopped by the Healthplex at 38th and Guion Road to work out. It was closed. A sign said it had closed early at 5 pm. Why? There was no approaching weather that was making the situation worse that evening.
Now I can understand why maybe schools should be closed given the ice that still covers sidewalks and parking lots. But it seems like adults are just using this as an excuse for a mid-winter vacation. It's time for the adults to sack up and get back to work.