|Posted on January 19, 2012 at 5:10 PM|
Ahhhh Mother Nature has been playing tricks on us again!
Everytime that happens, of course being from back east, part of me giggles a little. Of course, I don't care much for the snow either, after all, I thought I left that all behind, but I can't help and roll my eyes a little at the chaos that happens in Good Ole' Victoria when the snow comes.
Now, now, and before you say anything or get mad at me... I know and understand...The problem is we don't have the equipment to remove that snow. The prolem is our cars don't have the right tires. The problem is we don't have boots, tuques or gloves. The problem is we don't have shovels. The problem is people don't know how to drive in these conditions. The problem is... Now are these things Problems or Inconveniences?
A few years back, I had the chance to be music director for a show called "All I Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten". This was a great show and there was a scene where a grandpa explains to his granddaughter the difference between problems and inconveniences.
A problem is when you are stuck, there is no easy solution, or maybe no solution at all in sight. An inconvenience is when life throws you a curved ball and ya gotta take the detour to make something happen. A problem comes when you can't make do without. An inconvenience is when you could make do without. Take the simple example of eggs: not having eggs to make an omelette is a problem; not having eggs for breakfast is an inconvenience. Sometimes it is your own decision to make something a problem or an inconvenience, depends how you see it.
So, this morning, I decided that this snow was inconvenient, but wouldn't stop me for getting to work or to the dentis to take a look at that tooth I broke the other day; another inconvience as I can get treatment for it, but the bill at the end may become a problem! haha!
Happy Singin' in the Snow!
Categories: The Way I See It