Just a discussion. It is very easy for me to say YES. As I am in my warm home, fire going, on vacation. But I worked in the polar vortex last year. Granted Ohio weather sucks, but all over the country we normally deal with weather like this. Until last year, I never recall being called in early. I never recall emergency conditions. And very rarely do we close down. The ice storm last year in Dallas, that was unfortunate, they dont usually get snow and ice. But other than extremes like that, I dont recall us shutting down. And I seem to recall going out lighter so we could get done. Not a dispatch that wears blinders, and never looks out the door, only looks at a computer screen. I also remember the coffee machine doling out warm coffee when we returned, on the house. Crappy as it may be, tasted good. It was small efforts to show some appreciation that we made it through an unusual day. I also dont recall scathing PCM's dripping with hatred toward a driver who got stuck, or slid into a car in an icy parking lot. While bad, its all a cost of doing business, no one can predict these things, we try our best to avoid them. My school never closed unless the buses couldnt get out. My schools never closed because the ac didn't work. Heck we didn't have any, and I never knew many people who had it, I still don't have it. Its a few days. I have a one room conditioner, and I think I used it once last year, only because I am a weather wimp. I do recall drivers in the country talking about farmers pulling them out of a ditch, or out of a driveway. Management laughing and joking with the drivers tale. Now its an accident if the lawn gets a divet. Not a manicured lawn, a cow road. And you get fired if you don't tell someone. Just some thoughts on this cold wintry day, where everyone is posting their thermometers on social media. I would just like to have a time machine to go back to where things were more fun, and going out on a dangerously cold wintry day showed toughness, now it is with hesitance that we do it.