Of course, now that people got in the habit of locking down on a whim, everything locks down at the slightest pretext.
Today, there was a bit of slushy, wet snow in the streets. Immediately, the whole town shut down. Tomorrow we are expecting sunny weather, 40°F, and no snow. But there was some slush today, so it’s necessary to close everything down tomorrow. Just to be completely safe. It’s gotten so, I break out in hives whenever I hear the word ‘safe.’
I swear, it would have never occurred to anybody to close not only every school but every store in existence for a minor inconvenience like these few sad puddles we had today.