It is snowing outside and I’m delighted. Do you know why? It’s not because it’s quaint or whatever, to look out the window and be all like, “oh, look, snow,” it’s because a snowy day is a valid excuse for staying inside. If my phone were to ring (god forbid) right this moment and the person on the other end proposed some sort of plan, I could very easily, and quite legitimately, be like, “oh, I wish I could (do whatever it is you’re asking me to do) but I can’t, it’s snowing.” This can be done seasonally and switched out with basically any weather that’s happening at the time. See:
- “Oh, I’d love to, but it’s just way too hot! I’ll pass out!
- “Sounds fun, but it sure is raining outside.”
- “This wind! My bangs would be all over the place.”
- “You know, it’s such a nice day outside, I think I’ll just spend it at the park with a book.” (This is a brave one because if the person you’re talking to decides to “surprise” you at the park with a book of their own, they’ll come to find that by park you meant, “at home on the couch watching 21 Jumpstreet re-runs.”
Sometimes you’ll encounter a friend who’s one of those “seize the day” people. These people won’t be phased by weather excuses and will tell you something like “put on a hat! I’ve got five umbrellas!” The best way to respond to this is to just say, “my immune system …” and then trail off and let the phone hit the ground.