Catastrophic events can bring out the best in people.
But if they don’t materialize as predicted, boy — it can bring out the snark in them as well.
Where’s the relief that Hurricane Irene didn’t gain strength? That she was only a tropical storm when she entered New York City at Coney Island? That the mayor evacuated those areas of the city that currently have water standing in the streets?
Instead, Facebook and Twitter are full of complaints from New Yorkers about how ‘lame’ this hurricane is. How they wasted a Saturday preparing their homes and backyards and families.
Come on, people — how about a little gratitude that we were spared from what could have been? Sure, the media spent 24/7 reporting on the storms, but it’s their job to keep us informed.
If they hadn’t, we would have complained about that.
It’s time to feel lucky, people. I certainly do.