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The depression is coming. No, not the financial markets. The depression I'm talking about is the rapidly approaching onset of winter. We all love waking up to crisp, fresh, snow-covered parks and seeing the trees hang with icicles, how lovely.

But then... within a few days, all has turned to hell. The snow, once so enjoyable and spirit-raising has started to melt and become trodden with dirt into a grey slush which accumulates along pavements, at entrances and generally everywhere. Alongside that we also have the biting cold wind, amplified by the man-made wind tunnels of skyscrapers.

Whether you're in New York, London, Chicago, Frankfurt, Paris or any other city with a similar climate, it's only a matter of time before your best shoes look worse than a beaten up old rusty Honda, you come into work with a nose to rival Rudolf and you take the subway into work dressed in so many layers you can barely move. I, for one, hate winter. How about you?

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Comments (29)

  • AndyLouis's picture

    69 degree (~20c) sunny spring day in the forecast here for buenos aires, sorry guys

  • Kassad's picture

    I don't mind winter for one reason: no tourists in sight (minus NYE).

    Equities are for chumps.

  • FeelingMean's picture

    Yep, this is why I moved to Hawaii.... Every year around this time I regret my decision to move back. Oh well...

    Can't wait to escape again, hopefully for good.

    "That dude is so haole, he don't even have any breath left."

  • Nefarious-'s picture

    Florida reporting in, 71 degrees and sunny.

    Just another reason the northeast sucks fat dick.

    You're born, you take shit. You get out in the world, you take more shit. You climb a little higher, you take less shit. Till one day you're up in the rarefied atmosphere and you've forgotten what shit even looks like. Welcome to the layer cake, son.

  • FeelingMean's picture

    lol well Florida sucks skinny, wrinkly, old dick....

    Kidding, completely jelly.

    "That dude is so haole, he don't even have any breath left."

  • ConanDBull's picture

    I love the winter. Only the strong survive.

    "Know what to do, know how to do it, and do it hard." - Juan Castillo

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  • thedude12r43w's picture

    Im in the southeast, high of 70 for today

  • andres17's picture

    Learned about the shoes during my first winter. I had some nice brown leather shoes. I don't know what happened, but they got pretty dry. And also I think the salt stained them. Did not last 2 months.

  • AQM's picture

    Yeah thank god for Global Warming, the weather in NY right now is solid, winter probably isn't going to come as long as I keep spraying my aerosol can straight at the sun. (It's an ancient mayan ritual)

  • In reply to Going Concern
    ladubs111's picture

    Going Concern:
    Winter? It's 65 right now in NYC. Global warming FTW.

    Ya but it was 30s all last week, and suppose to be 60s all this week. Cold warm cold warm cold warm..

  • In reply to AQM
    Going Concern's picture

    AQM:
    Yeah thank god for Global Warming, the weather in NY right now is solid, winter probably isn't going to come as long as I keep spraying my aerosol can straight at the sun. (It's an ancient mayan ritual)

    Thanks for doing your part buddy. In the War on Winter, every little bit counts.

  • In reply to ladubs111
    Going Concern's picture

    ladubs111:
    Going Concern:
    Winter? It's 65 right now in NYC. Global warming FTW.

    Ya but it was 30s all last week, and suppose to be 60s all this week. Cold warm cold warm cold warm..

    Yeah, that brings up a good point. The War on Winter is far from over. We may have had a few small wins over the atmosphere and so now we have 60s weather for half the month, but to win the war we really need to all do our part. The War on Winter won't be over until NYC has San Francisco weather all year round and the subway trains are replaced with canoes.

  • CalTex Analyst's picture

    LA feels just fine actually. Sunny, blue skies, high of 72- I did have to wear a 2/3 surfing this morning though...

    "Utter commitment to the task at hand."

  • Oscar_chow's picture

    Winter has to be the most depressing thing to touch upon London, (or as the rest of the world likes to refer to as winter, we Londoners refer to as most of the year). I speak of in this instance however the months November-February. The rain takes it upon itself to provide a sound track to your day; not in the form of pitter patter but the agonisingly faint sound of your socks squelching in your aesthetically pleasing but climate challenged shoes. A perfect complement to the thought this occurrence provokes: "Is anything that I'm doing with my life right at this moment in time really worth my woeful socks and numb feet?" Apparently there is, and you trudge on to university. This internal confliction is further compounded by the fact that when you are on the way home after university you suffer the visual onslaught of happy asshole couples on Oxford Street, whose broad smiles are further illuminated by the dazzling Xmas light display (this part is good). Maybe, you then say to yourself, if I had better shoes I could be one of those cool cats- upon whence (and to this end) I return home, jump on WSO and send off more apps... #1stworldproblems

  • milehigh's picture

    It's cold here in Colorado, but I already have two weekends of skiing under my belt and it's not even Thanksgiving. Love winter.

  • Ron Paul's picture

    Love the winter, love the snow. Nothing's more fun than building snowmen with huge carrot dicks.

  • In reply to milehigh
    oreos's picture

    milehigh:
    It's cold here in Colorado, but I already have two weekends of skiing under my belt and it's not even Thanksgiving. Love winter.

    i hate you

    "After you work on Wall Street it's a choice, would you rather work at McDonalds or on the sell-side? I would choose McDonalds over the sell-side." - David Tepper

  • In reply to oreos
    milehigh's picture

    Oreos:
    milehigh:
    It's cold here in Colorado, but I already have two weekends of skiing under my belt and it's not even Thanksgiving. Love winter.

    i hate you

    Haha, you know they have hedge funds out here too, right?!

  • MinneBanker's picture

    haha minnesota winters suck as well thats why i go to school where its warm and 60! although not for long..

    i mean at least you can go snowboarding/skiiing/snowmobiling/ice hockey?

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  • philosophizingphilosoraptor's picture

    To the starving man, beans are caviar

  • In reply to ConanDBull
    snakeplissken's picture

    Remember, once you're inside you're on your own.
    Oh, you mean I can't count on you?
    No.
    Good!