mjj (flemmings) wrote,
mjj
flemmings

Neighbourhood mysteries

Woke yesterday morning to find the Phantom Snow Shoveller had stopped their deed of mercy just before my property line. This is sad, but someone had obviously cleared my sidewalk at an earlier point because the snow layer was thin and easily shovelled away. Came home in the evening (no TTC delays for a change, and a not-delayed bus as well) to discover someone had laid down a good half inch of salt in front of my brother's house and the professor of Islamic Studies. The MO looked rather like the city, who will (ahem) dispose of snow in front of elderly citizens' house by dint of layering the sidewalk with road salt until you beg them to stop, as I conclude the widow Pisani has, because they no longer show up for her. (The PSS does it instead, or her immediate southern neighbours, or even, occasionally, me.) It isn't a service my bro would go for, and the prof is too young to qualify; equally, the prof is sparing of his salt and my bro wouldn't use it for a mere inch or so of powder snow. So, Good Samaritan, whoever you are, could you please not?

I dislike excessive road salt for the amount that gets tracked in, and a bit for the poor dogs who have to step in the stuff. Am less concerned about the dogs' owners' feelings, since they continue to drop their doggie bags in any and all garbage receptacles
Tags: rl_17
Subscribe

  • (no subject)

    Managed to lose an expensive only available online leg brace sometime yesterday, possibly at the laundromat. It was only occasionally useful, is why…

  • Woke up this morning and the sun was gone

    Woke up today in early 1996, with Jean and Mary and the cats and ComicBox, which I suppose is down to today being the 25th anniversary of returning…

  • I was a free man in Paris

    Twenty years ago I was in Tokyo, staying at the swanky US forces hotel with its breakfast buffet (all the bacon and sausage you can eat), buying out…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment