Near and far

Night snow with one-way foot traffic’Tis odd that where I work, a contractor managed to make his way in to work all the way from Gravesend in Kent, yet several schools in Swindon, where there’s been far less snow, were closed. In some cases, apparently, this was despite both teachers and pupils lived locally.

The aforementioned contractor only gets paid if he works. For him taking the day off would mean a pay cut, not a holiday.