Favorite Season of the Year

What is your favorite season of the year?

  • Spring

    Votes: 1 4.0%
  • Summer

    Votes: 6 24.0%
  • Fall (Autumn)

    Votes: 17 68.0%
  • Winter

    Votes: 1 4.0%
  • Other - I hate all of the ones above.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    25

irish_buffalo

Well-known member
My previous job I would make it a point to come into work on the big snow days as a big F U to the others, who lived closer, would call and say they couldnt make it!
In the trades, if you do not work, you do not make money. There is no guaranteed 40 or vacation fund. When I was still in the field, if I drove to work, I was working. It would be -5 windchill and blowing snow and I'd always take a gauge of the men. Most would come in coffee in hand expecting us to call it. I almost always made the day. Nothing is worse than having a sinus infection, bones aching, and having to get out of your warm truck and work all day in -5 at heights and on cold iron. But I needed to earn money so you did what you had to do. To this day I F-ing hate everything about winter because of those days.

And to make matters worse, if there is a seasonal disorder, I got it. Weeks of grey with everything dead, you wake up it is dark, you get home it is dark. Winter sucks.
 

eastisbest

Well-known member
In the trades, if you do not work, you do not make money. There is no guaranteed 40 or vacation fund. When I was still in the field, if I drove to work, I was working. It would be -5 windchill and blowing snow and I'd always take a gauge of the men. Most would come in coffee in hand expecting us to call it. I almost always made the day. Nothing is worse than having a sinus infection, bones aching, and having to get out of your warm truck and work all day in -5 at heights and on cold iron. But I needed to earn money so you did what you had to do. To this day I F-ing hate everything about winter because of those days.

And to make matters worse, if there is a seasonal disorder, I got it. Weeks of grey with everything dead, you wake up it is dark, you get home it is dark. Winter sucks.

The real reason IB hates Winter.
a christmas story GIF


I really did look good in that stocking hat. 😁
 
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Zunardo

Well-known member
We used to call this "Indian Summer", now racist. As a kid I remember always looking forward to the Tribune's cartoon. It made me fee nostalgic even as a young kid. Fall has always been a signpost in life, punctuating the passage of time.
Joe Walsh captured it pretty well on vinyl:

 

Paladin

Well-known member
I prefer Spring and Fall. Color from blooms in the Spring or leaves turning colors in the Fall. Temperature is moderate, not too cold nor too hot. Best fishing is in Spring and Fall. Favorite sports start in Spring ( baseball) and Fall ( football). I hate the snow in winter and humidity in summer, while enjoying a light jacket in moderate temps of Spring/Fall. Summer means cutting grass, winter is shoveling snow while my favorite activity is kayaking in Spring /Fall temps and the colors of nature. Spring brings an Easter egg hunt for the kids and the Fall brings Halloween for their enjoyment. Life is better all round in Spring/Fall.
 

CedarBuck92

Active member
My previous job I would make it a point to come into work on the big snow days as a big F U to the others, who lived closer, would call and say they couldnt make it!
So last year they made a point of requiring a member of management to be onsite at all times. So during the snow storm in February this year I left for work 2 hours before I had to be at work so that I would make it to work. To add insult to injury the entire rest of my team got to WFH. The following morning my management relief, who lives 5 minutes away, came in and said he considered just working from home due to the roads. I had some not nice things to say to him about that attitude.
 
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