Here in Michigan, we’re in the thick of winter. It’s that lovely time of year when you feel like you need to dress like Randy in A Christmas Story just to brave the elements. Of course you don’t dress like Randy, because you have better fashion sense than that, but still you consider it… at least you’d be warm and dry even if you can’t put your arms down.
It’s also that time of year when you can wake up to 6 or more inches of new snow covering everything despite your weather app saying it won’t snow til sometime next week. Your commute can take twice to three times as long as normal if the weather’s bad, and it might take the plows hours to get to the surface streets because they’re so busy just trying to keep the expressways passable.
Bosses in the snowbelt be like:
I know some of you sunbelters will think I’m exaggerating, but I’m not. Well, maybe the last one… but only a little. Seriously. I could tell you stories!
Lucky for you, your massage therapist is not your boss. Most of us have a common sense cancellation policy when it comes to winter weather. Many will cancel their day if the local school district cancels school, others take a wait and see attitude. Some of us live within walking distance of our offices and will never cancel due to weather, instead leaving the decision up to you whether to keep your appointment or cancel.
When weather and road conditions are bad in the winter most of us won’t charge you for cancelling or rescheduling your appointment. (IMO, find a new one if yours does.) I for one will always bow to your expert knowledge of yourself and your driving ability. If driving on snowy roads makes you nervous, by all means cancel. If you just moved up here from somewhere down south and have almost no experience driving on icy roads, please cancel. Dying for a massage should not be a literal statement.