I work at an international school in the Czech Republic. We have pupils from all over the world. Guess which group of parents keep their children off school when it's snowing? That's right - you guessed it - the Brits. Everyone else attends school, and there's no significant absences from any other group. Furthermore, the country continues running just fine - and our Slavic snow is much heavier, denser and longer lasting than British snow. Nothing closes - and everything continues to operate at the same speeds/ timing as in normal conditions. But that doesn't stop the Brits from complaining and staying home. Significant differences in behaviour of British parents are also evident on rain days, where arrival times to school are reduced compared to maintained normal patterns of parents of other nationalities. Admittedly, traffic speeds are decreased, but non-British parents compensate by departing from home at earlier times. And don't get me started on academic standards and homework submission where Brits are outperformed by South-East Asian students, and are observably lower in effort exertion.