A SNOW DAY.
KETV First News meteorologist Matt Serwe put it PERFECTLY when he tweeted:
“Post about any snow during the week, and every high schooler be like…”
Remember what it was like as a student, watching TV and listening to the radio nonstop just wishing you’d hear your school’s name as CLOSED for that one blissful day in the snow? Now, TENS OF THOUSANDS of high school and college students across Nebraska and Iowa can also check Twitter and Facebook for closings. This year, they are going above and beyond to not just watch, but PLEA for those days off. And MAN are they creative doing it.
To be clear, neither Matt, nor I, nor ANYONE here at KETV have any power in determining a day off from school. We wait for area superintendents just like everyone else. We are merely the messengers. But boy, we have been THOROUGHLY entertained by the requests coming into the newsroom.
THERE ARE THOSE WHO FLATTER AND BRIBE..
Emma Hasenjager : thanks for being my heroes…hopefully! @brandipetersen @BillRandby @jsutfin
Andrew @senor_andy: @brandipetersen you’re basically every metro area students best friend when it snows
Jessi @jesssidwell: Hey @brandipetersen!!! My buddy @i_got_dilEMMAS and I are pros in the snow and will GLADLY shovel your driveway in return for a snowday
SOME MAKE AN EMOTIONAL APPEAL..
@sydney__nelson: @brandipetersen seems pretty dangerous outside… #snowday??
@ptalm: @brandipetersen can school be called off tomorrow my wife left me
paradise @jacobtroia: I’m blaming Brandi Petersen when I step out of my car; freeze, then break in half tomorrow morning
rachel winkler: would be a shame if I got frostbite tomorrow walking into school….. come on @brandipetersen
Emily-Rose @emilyvlach: @brandipetersen “give me a snow day” please?
OTHERS TRY THE ‘NO SCHOOL OR ELSE’ TECHNIQUE..
Natalia: @brandipetersen if we have school tomorrow..
Andy Page: @brandipetersen @MattSerweKETV @BillRandbyKETV you are splitting apart friendships by not telling us
Colton John$on: If Blair doesn’t cancel school its @brandipetersen ‘s fault
Jack Shoemaker: @ThorTripp is once again my favorite Omaha area newscaster. You know what you didn’t do @brandipetersen.
A FEW TRY.. OK, I’M NOT SURE WHAT THIS IS..
Langston @ptalm: I heard about this ritual where if we all make moaning noises towards Brandi Petersen she will summon the ice devil and cancel school
THERE ARE THOSE WHO TURN TO RELIGION..
Evan English: Prayin for a cold day like…
Will.i.am. @willsynowiecki: We’re really gonna need you to pull through for us tonight @brandipetersen
estelle mckinney: Do u think Jesus would have the 12 Apostles go to school in the Plz remember wwjd @brandipetersen
AND MY FAVORITES.. WHO TRY TO ‘USE THE FORCE’..
Travis Schwartz: @brandipetersen when outside is like Hoth you should cancel
Nolan Harrington: How @brandipetersen wants me to go to school tomorrow
Hannah @uhlhannah: Help me @brandipetersen you’re my only hope.
AND WHEN THAT MOMENT COMES.. AND WE TELL EVERYONE THEIR SCHOOL IS CLOSED..
ktown @krgrinvalds: “@brandipetersen: WESTSIDE CLOSED MONDAY FEB 2”
Bipolar Mike Riley@BipolarM_Riley: @brandipetersen will you marry me?
Brooke Gustafson: THERES NO SCHOOL. BRANDI CAME IN CLUTCH ONCE AGAIN
kates @katie_fichter: thanks brandi love u
Stavros Piperis: No school tomorrow and High School Musical is on. Love you @brandipetersen
grant @wish__GRANTed: @brandipetersen you are the real MVP
So much love–AND LAUGHS 🙂 Keep it coming, folks! Best wishes for students everywhere hoping for a cold, snowy winter.
And by the way, Bill has snow in this weekend’s forecast.