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Dude .. if a leaf on a railway track brings the country to a halt .. what did you expect snow to do.
The simple answer is 'because everything is run on a knife's edge in order to extract the most profit" so any kind of infrequent and hindering factor tends to cause far more problems.
The supermarket doesn't have a mini warehouse out back, because that's space that needs renting and that's less profit, so the supermarket gets 2 deliveries per day to keep the shelves stocked. But if something happens to those deliveries and our road network is a series of well placed accidents away from near total gridlock, then the supermarket runs out in a matter of hours. Ditto many other areas of life.Because of insane multinational trade agreements, much of what we produce is exported and much of what we need is imported. It's the same everywhere. It's about tying everyone together in a massive web so complex and interlinked that no one, once enmeshed, can extract themselves.
Two points. First England are hopeless at clearing snow. As a person who crosses the border on a weekly basis t is with embarassment that I note the complete standstill of traffic in snow conditions from Scotland to England. The Scots are effient the English appalling. As soon as I go through Coldstream roads go from gritted and clear to total Snow trucking roads, we are useless.Second point. Service I recently bought a camera from Hong Kong for just under half the pricethan from the now defunct Jessops. I ordered it on Monday afternoon and got it on the Friday! It comes with full collect from my house warranty and post was free.Time for British companies to offer better customer services and be competative or we shall see more HMV, JESSOPS, BLOCKBUSTER happening.
Yep, us Scots are efficient alright, especially when it comes to snow. Guess it's because we're used to it, haha! As well as the rain.
QuoteYep, us Scots are efficient alright, especially when it comes to snow. Guess it's because we're used to it, haha! As well as the rain.Dare I mention the M8 debacle of 2010 when the motorway between Scotlands 2 biggest cities was brought to a standstill by a "wee bit a sna"Graeme
Hahaha .. nice response I hope you realise we keep the pretty ones hidden, so the ones you think you steal are really a sacrifice..
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