20 January 2014

Inclement Weather Policy

I asked my boss and he confirmed that this is, indeed, the basis of our Corporate Inclement Weather Policy:

On May 19, 1780, an unexplained, near-total darkness fell over much of New England, at midday. The more superstitious believed that doomsday had come. In New Haven, Connecticut, Colonel Abraham Davenport spoke out against adjourning the town council on account of the darkness. He said: "I am against adjournment. The day of judgment is either approaching or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish, therefore, that candles may be brought."


Brett said...

I would go to heaven a little sad if I skimped on time with family and friends but I will have no regrets at all for snow days from school or work. 'Lord why did you make me spend so many hours at my job?" "Make you! I sent you all those glorious snow days didn't I!"

Bill said...

Leta, I'm not sure I understand your post. At your work, you only get off for judgement day or is there a supply of candles kept for, as Foghorn Leghorn says, "just such an emergency"?