real life

Someone made a joke about the British having to shoot their beloved livestock in order to survive the winter. Meanwhile, a weather expert told the BBC, in all seriousness and with studied pauses, that the snow is so thick in parts of the UK that ‘Some people… cannot use their cars. Some people… have had to wait for food and medical supplies to be carried to their homes on the backs of other people.’ Try, if you can, to imagine that.