The sweet spot in bonding with strangers, neighbors, service providers, and even classmates and clients from decades ago has been the weather. At least since Irene. As Sandy and Nemo followed, the pull force of concern about the weather intensified.
The next storm Snowquester, which sounds like an ONION spoof, could increase that momentum or end it, as communities along the Northeast Corridor develop storm fatigue. Signs of the weather peaking as buzz are emerging.
On Saturday, I defaulted into conventional rhetoric and asked my hairdresser how he fared after Nemo dumped three feet of snow around Hamden, Connecticut. He shrugged and talked about national politics. In this 1400 residential complex in New Haven, CT there hasn't been a peep on the elevator, at least not yet, about Snowquester.
The weight loss industry and the media which hammer beach bodies will then make a bundle framing the shift to sunny and warm as the platform for us to look better, feel better, and eat better after being in a survival mode for way too long. No fresh strawberries in my deli during Nemo.