Well...not quite a standstill...but CNN just announced that Dulles airport is going to be closed for 24 hrs due to the snow blizzard.
That really is a sign that the weather is in effect starting to really slow down the machinary of everyday life in the US. It's like the cogs of the machine are starting to get covered in glue instead of oil...and that just slows everything down.
It's interesting to think of the implications of one airport being closed for just a day. The number of people that would be leaving for other parts of the country to do business now starts impacting business on all levels. The number of missed meetings and appointments must be staggering. I guarantee that in the midst of all this chaos there are a number of realtors who have had their lives put into a tailspin because clients can't make it out of their home town to fly in to look at homes or to show up for job interviews etc.
It's actually a great idea for a film script. To start with a flight full of passengers and then follow a few of them and see what the implications of missing a flight are for the rest of the people in their lives. Sooner or later things will impact a real estate deal!
Lets hope the country starts warming up a little so that the economic indicators don't start showing a slow down because of the effects of the weather! Just as things have started to heat up we don't need outside forces to start cooling things down again!!
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