HALF CENTIMETER OF SNOW SENDS THE STATE OF VIRGINIA INTO A PANIC

By Madelyn Gee

WILL THE CHIPOTLE BE OPEN?! CAN STARBUCKS STILL MAKE MY VANILLA LATTES?!

RESIDENTS QUESTION THEIR ABILITY TO FUNCTION WITH SO MUCH SNOW AND ICE UPON THE GROUND.

“Wintry Mix.” The words rang out from the lips of Virginia’s esteemed weather anchor, the beloved Jim Duncan, like a death sentence. The Old Dominion state waited with baited breath as we watched one, then two, then three snowflakes fell upon the ground in rapid succession and then cease to tumble from the sky.  Locals looked at their families, nestled around a crackling fire to keep the icy March chill from their homes, with uncertainty brimming in their eyes. Would the children choose Option Three?  Would they be able to wear shorts on Friday for the predicted blue skies and sunshine? Would Ben Rein be able to finally change the lightbulb in his garage?

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Sheldon has been writing for The Match since 2007. He is a perpetual senior, coming close to graduating a few times. In his free time, he enjoys watersports, such as chess and calculus.