My Idiot Neighbour

Our houses here are narrow, very narrow. All of the driveways on our street are 18 feet wide and about 22 feet long before you hit the street. With 2 cars in the driveway, you really don’t have a lot of snow to shovel, even with a good snow storm.

Enter my neighbour, the idiot. The guy purchased a $1200 snowblower for doing that little patch of area. He also plows out two other people (and no I am not one of them nor do I want to be) so that he can feel like a big man of the street.

I am not an environmentalist however he ran that two-stroke snow blower for a good hour, mostly shooting the breeze with others rather than plow out the snow. I went outside and in 10 minutes had my driveway, sidewalk and deck shoveled. The amount of exhaust and “carbon” that blew out of that snow-blower is a waste.

What they say is true, you can’t pick your neighbours unless you own all the land around you.