Really, it’s the Canadian thing to do

March 27th, 2008 · 103 comments

Is posting a “polite” sign for the neighbors passive-aggressive? “Perhaps,” says the Washington Post.

from the washington post's

Perhaps this Portland resident could learn a lesson in politeness from our famously good-natured neighbors to the north? Or, um, maybe not.

(Photos from Guy in toronto, via jerrold!)

related: Boston, a place for friends

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103 responses so far ↓

  • #1   secondsout bang

    If that’s the deal, I’d like to leave my lawn mower out during the summer, and my rake out during the fall. Maybe if someone could sweep and mop my house, too…

    Mar 26, 2008 at 5:34 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   secondsout bang

    It’s such a peaceful, Currier & Ives type scene, minus the angry note. It kinda detracts from the decor.

    Mar 26, 2008 at 5:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Canthz_B bang

    This only works if it is really true that the thief will return to the scene of the crime.
    They should put out some crack-head bait, like a new snow shovel.

    Mar 26, 2008 at 5:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   secondsout bang

      Though if the problem is crack-heads, you should actually try to harness their power. They’re even better than illegal immigrants for cheap labor. Pay the guy $5 and get him to shovel the driveway. That $5 can go a long way towards getting some more crack.

      Mar 26, 2008 at 5:57 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Canthz_B bang

    Why are tenants required to do grounds work in Portland, Maine?
    Our property manager provides this type of service.
    I’d suggest a nice slip-and-fall lawsuit after the next good snowfall.

    Team take the slumlord to the bank!

    Mar 26, 2008 at 5:58 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Brian

      I totally agree. I thought that was one of the points of living in an apartment – you don’t have to worry about this crap.

      Mar 27, 2008 at 7:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   unholyghost2003 bang

      Exactly what I was thinking CB & Brian. While grounds keeping duties are not unusual around here for people who are renting an entire house, if you are renting a duplex or an apartment grounds keeping the the job of the landlord. Sure there are buildings where one or another renter does that stuff for a reduced rent rate, but NOT for free! It is the LANDLORD who will pay if someone breaks their neck or the city fines for the walk not being shoveled. I would demand that the landlord knock some money off my rent for doing grounds work, then mention the sweet deal to the young neighbors. Dollars to doughnuts the older folks wont be shoveling next winter!

      Mar 27, 2008 at 9:04 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   Total Douche bang

      Seriously, the builing owner is the one legally responsible for shovelling, mowing, etc… They shouldn’t be asking the landlord for help, but letting him know the problem so he/she can rectify it.

      Mar 31, 2008 at 10:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   wicked opinion

      It is completely the responsibility of the landlord to maintain the property, in all ways. The landlord should be insisting on doing all yardwork before someone smartens up and suddenly pulls their finger muscle and sues. What a bunch of PA idiots. And I agree with Wade below…you can’t do the work and then complain after the fact. Make the landlord responsible.

      Apr 1, 2008 at 9:06 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Wade bang

    Why should the other tenants shovel the steps, if the husband does it every year?

    Why should the landlord step up and take care of it, if the husband does it every year?

    I imagine that until the shoveler asks for help, not via note but personally, everyone else will just assume he likes to do it, and will gladly let him.

    Oh, and the photo. I usually reserve that level of vehemence for the person that parks in the space I shoveled out.

    Mar 26, 2008 at 6:06 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   amy d bang

    Actually, this seems quite reasonable to me.

    The risk of stealing is arrest.

    This is an offer to barter. The pay for shoveling their walk is a snow shovel.

    Mar 26, 2008 at 6:10 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   shirky

    the other tenants keep trying to complain to the landlord who never shovels, but every time they call him, someone has shoveled the walk! “I do not see a problem,” he says, twirling his mustache.

    Mar 26, 2008 at 6:42 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Gwynn bang

    It wouldn’t surprise me if the owners of the shovel conspired to hide it away and then wrote this letter, placing it out conspicuously for all of the other tenants to see in an attempt to enforce the responsibility of the yard up keep onto everyone now that the shovel has been “stolen”

    Mar 26, 2008 at 6:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   pry

    i’m betting these are the same “young people” who don’t ever shut the door. who raised these young folks?

    Mar 26, 2008 at 6:45 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   secondsout bang

      Old folks. These old people have nobody to blame but themselves.

      Mar 26, 2008 at 7:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   tlyzer bang

    If the wife was so concerned about her husband and his bad back, she should get off her polite ass and help out instead of writing letters to Miss Manners.

    Mar 26, 2008 at 6:48 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   noah

      furreal!

      Apr 3, 2008 at 4:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Gwynn bang

    If these are the kind of manners and etiquette that Jerk has, I would say his mother named him appropriately.

    Mar 26, 2008 at 6:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Canthz_B bang

      A lazy only a mother could love! LOL

      ♥ Gwynn ♥

      Mar 27, 2008 at 12:37 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Anono

    That damn 5 headed, triflin, shovel stealin SOB!!!

    Mar 26, 2008 at 6:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Suhayla

    What a shitty year for someone to steal the shovel. Maybe the guy stole it because he saw that they (like so many others in Toronto) weren’t actually using it, and figured he could put it to better use in his efforts to navegate this treacherous, unshovelled hinterland.

    Mar 26, 2008 at 7:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Gwynn bang

    What happened to the window in the background ? Did something fall ? I certainly wouldn’t take a picture of my house if the window looked like that.

    Mar 26, 2008 at 7:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Suhayla

      It’s a reflection. Of the house accross the street. And a small tree.

      Mar 26, 2008 at 7:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Gwynn bang

    Oh, I see that now but at first it looked to me like the curtain and the rod fell down exposing the blinds behind it.

    Mar 26, 2008 at 7:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   memememe

    It’s also worth mentioning, that as healthy young tenants, they possibly don’t notice that the walk “needs shovelling” because it’s easy to manage. What I consider a clean walk when I’m healthy and what I consider a clean walk when I’m in pain are very very different.

    Mar 26, 2008 at 7:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   TuesdayPillow

      Quite, quite.

      I am wont to trudge through the snow and put up with slushy parking lots. However, were I not so young and sprightly, perhaps I would think to clear the walk.

      My suggestion for the lovely couple? Buy your own property.

      Mar 27, 2008 at 1:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   amazon bang

    Team Move to a Warmer Climate! Shouldn’t all old people be in Florida, anyways?

    Mar 26, 2008 at 7:45 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   TuesdayPillow

      All old people live in my basement.

      Want to buy one?

      Mar 27, 2008 at 1:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Rachel (your girlfriend, idiot)

    This is a message for bamBAM, so please disregard this if you are not him, here goes:

    Look, david, youre being real immature by not answering your phone or emails, so maybe you’ll read this at least. I’m sorry. I pressured you into something you didn’t want to do, and I’m sorry. I wasn’t trying to be a bitch, I just thought that cause of your reply to that question, you didn’t love me. I’m sorry, I just was feeling pretty awful, and I didn’t mean my words to hurt you or our relationship. I just really need some closure here, I understand if you never wanna talk to me again, but the David I know isn’t that stupid. I’m really really sorry.

    Rachel

    Mar 26, 2008 at 7:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Wade bang

      Rachel, dear.

      I just want to make you aware of a few things.

      You do have a few minutes to rethink your post and modify it, before it becomes a permanent part of cyberspace.

      Your apology may come across a little mixed, considering the name you signed in with.

      I’m not sure this particular post is going to get the response you are aiming for.

      Why am I commenting? Because you have done the equivalent of posting a note on a community bulletin board.

      Mar 26, 2008 at 8:05 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   Rachel (your girlfriend, idiot)

      Sorry about that, I just know this is a site he checks a lot and is constantly talking about the comments, so I am hoping he’ll at least read this this.

      Mar 26, 2008 at 8:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   Wade bang

      That’s OK, sweetie.

      Now make a snarky comment about people who steal snow shovels.

      It will make you feel better. :D

      Mar 26, 2008 at 8:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.4   Suhayla

      I’m sure he’ll be really glad that you’re posting that note here.

      Don’t apologize to us… But I think it would have been more effective for you to write the note out physically, post it at his workplace, and then take a picture of it and the comments that it garners from his co-workers and then send it in here for us to comment on. But this works too.

      Mar 26, 2008 at 8:16 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.5   Rachel (your girlfriend, idiot)

      Well, he hasn’t a workplace, and I don’t wanna embarrass him any more than I already have. I hate people who steal shovels. Good enough??

      Mar 26, 2008 at 8:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.6   Gwynn bang

      Well if you dont wish to embarrass him anymore than you have Rachel, you might concider the name you signed in with Rachel (your girlfriend, idiot). I hope you two can work things out.

      Mar 26, 2008 at 8:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.7   Rachel (your girlfriend, idiot)

      I mean that in the folllowing way:

      David, youre an idiot if you don’t accept my apology, and I am an even bigger idiot for not listening to you. And I probably shouldn’t have shown your actual name on the Internet, but if anything happens, blame me.

      Mar 26, 2008 at 8:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.8   amy d bang

      Hi bamBam :roll:

      Too subtle? Ok, bamBam is masquerading as his girlfriend in these posts.

      Better?

      Mar 26, 2008 at 8:52 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.9   Canthz_B bang

      Oh, dear! This would be so distressing,
      heart-wrenching even …if it had a germ of truth attached.
      Begone, troll!!!

      Mar 27, 2008 at 12:51 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.10   Mishee bang

      Then why did you change your myspace status to “Single”, Rachel? That’s like, the definitive moment if Mr. Mishee (funny, he’s a David, too) did that to me, I would be a little confused and hurt myself…

      But I guess when you have an invisible girlfriend, it’s harder to read her mind?

      Mar 27, 2008 at 7:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.11   claw71 bang

      Don’t waste your time with him, Rachel…I’ll accept your apology and I’ve got an albino python.

      Mar 27, 2008 at 7:23 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.12   Brian

      He doesn’t have a job and he’s still ducking you. What’s wrong with you? Well, other than the unhealthy obsession and that you probably have a bit of a stalker streak in you.

      Mar 27, 2008 at 8:09 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.13   unholyghost2003 bang

      Oh Rachel, you silly little thing! Go tie one on with your girlfriends and move on! If he wants you back (and assuming YOU want HIM back at that point) then it will work out. College romance is a pressure cooker, give yourself a little distance.

      Funny how Rachel seems to be navigating the “reply to this thread” function whilst bB is struggling with that concept.

      anywho,

      Note 2 people, invest in a snowblower, those fuckers are so heavy that theft becomes less of an issue and your elderly neighbs will thank you!

      Mar 27, 2008 at 9:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   bamBAM!! bang

    Doesanyone know why the above comments came up on My blog log??

    Mar 26, 2008 at 9:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Crash bang

      Ummm…ya’, I think you do too…could be a couple reasons though…

      Mar 26, 2008 at 9:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   Sue Do Nim bang

      Hmmm..I wonder. Do comments about you show up on your blog log? Or replies to your posts?

      Mar 27, 2008 at 2:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   unholyghost2003 bang

      actually all comments made by people who are your friends on bloglog show up on your bloglog, as long as they are logged in. It doesn’t matter who or what they are responding to or what they are talking about.

      Mar 27, 2008 at 2:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   Sue Do Nim bang

      ty, uhg. guess if i had any friends and/or a bloglog, i would’ve known that.

      Mar 27, 2008 at 3:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   bamBAM!! bang

    How long was I logged in?? I got some sort of email about folow up comments, but my laptop died, so I was kinda freakin out that someone posted something…

    Mar 26, 2008 at 9:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Sue Do Nim bang

      I give up? How long were you logged in?

      Mar 27, 2008 at 2:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   known unknown

    *scrolls through comments*

    wha? oh LOL!!!

    *dies laughing*

    Mar 26, 2008 at 9:56 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   anglophile bang

      Now, that’s a shame. I was enjoying your sarcastic wit. RIP, known unknown. ;)

      Mar 26, 2008 at 9:58 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   known unknown bang

    ::known unknown’s ghost::

    ha!

    I’ve never seen a couple sort themselves out in the comment section of a blog before, my heart was just not prepared. ;-)

    Mar 26, 2008 at 10:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Canthz_B bang

      Are we in for another round of “ghosts”? ;-)

      Mar 27, 2008 at 12:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   known unknown bang

      Oh dear, “another” round?

      Do people often come into this section and air out their significant others?

      I’ll have to notify some of the voices in my head so I can play too…

      :lol:

      Mar 27, 2008 at 1:14 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   park rose bang

      Well the ‘ghosts’ are in for another round, CB.

      #33 and #34 :lol:

      Mar 27, 2008 at 8:58 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   bamBAM!! bang

    I apologize to all you innocent bystanders of this mess. Its all sorted out now, and hope everyone had a good hearty laugh. Well, I guess I’ll go sit in a closet and die of embarrassment, now. Thanx, all.

    Mar 26, 2008 at 10:09 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   RALPHY

      Hey bB–you can’t run off like that and leave us hanging like this and wondering what she talked you into and shouldn’t have! Give us a break and spill the the beans, will ya.

      Mar 26, 2008 at 10:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   known unknown bang

    Don’t let me embarrass you, Bam.

    If it makes you feel any better, I spent all day yesterday with toothpaste in my hair. It was a big crusty beacon on the side of my face and no one told me.

    You’ve got relationship issues, I’ve got a staff and four so-called friends that let me walk around looking like a busy hooker.

    :-)

    Mar 26, 2008 at 10:20 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   morpho aurora bang

    buy another snow shovel, paint it a really obnoxious gaudy color and draw pink penises on it. this may not prevent theft, but at least you’ll know who stole it. :D

    Mar 26, 2008 at 10:38 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   RALPHY

      Brillant! Really! But shouldn’t the penises be baby blue?

      Mar 26, 2008 at 10:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   morpho aurora bang

      well i guess if you really wanted to you could paint yours blue – but that might make your social life a little difficult ;)

      Mar 26, 2008 at 10:46 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.3   park rose bang

      because flashers are the obvious suspects when stealing snow shovels, or to put it in legal jargon – those who like to expose themselves in snowy climes?

      Mar 26, 2008 at 10:47 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.4   anglophile bang

      Of course, if that’s the route you want to go, you’re going to need some of this.

      Mar 26, 2008 at 10:57 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.5   morpho aurora bang

      what would a flasher need with a snow shovel,anyways? i mean really in that kinda cold he could probably get away with a little kid’s sand shovel if he suddenly changed his mind about sharing his assets with the public.

      Mar 26, 2008 at 11:05 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.6   park rose bang

      overcompensation?

      Mar 27, 2008 at 1:42 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.7   Heidi

      hahahahaah sweet!! That could work for alpt of things!!! Good tip!

      Mar 27, 2008 at 1:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   known unknown bang

    “Dick Paint”

    *shrieks*

    But honestly, I intend to draw penises on everything I don’t want stolen. Does Dick Paint come in metallics? Or puffy paint?

    Mar 26, 2008 at 11:13 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   bob wong

      Oh yeah, puffy paint would definitely be the way to go! Then you could make the penises (penii?) stand out in bas relief.

      Mar 27, 2008 at 5:36 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   RALPHY

      Or you could go way beyond puffy and add a bit of viagra and have them really stand out.

      Mar 27, 2008 at 6:00 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   Dick Harden

    Hey, why are you guys talkin’ about me?

    Mar 27, 2008 at 6:26 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Mishee bang

    Wow, this note makes me miss Team Cass… whatever happened to her??

    Mar 27, 2008 at 7:11 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   claw71 bang

    Dear Jerk,

    If you’re going to screw my wife you could at least buy her some jewelry!

    Mar 27, 2008 at 7:19 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   treb

    Where I come from, that’s the duty of the landlord/leasing agent. I would NEVER shovel the walk…but I’m young and agile, therefore the liklihood of falling on my ass is slimmer than that of the old folks, I guess.

    Mar 27, 2008 at 8:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   GhostWriter bang

    errata: Portland forgot to mention that her husband is, in fact, the landlord, the steps lead only to their apartment, and no tenants are allowed to park in the lot.

    Mar 27, 2008 at 8:20 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   claw71 bang

    I don’t know about the rest of you but where I come from things left out in the open tend to disappear pretty quickly. And if we’re being honest the builind in the picture looks like it’s probably in a marginal neighborhood.

    In the future shake the snow shovel off and put it in the closet.

    Team You Were Asking For It.

    Mar 27, 2008 at 8:33 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Shanikqua, your idiot wife

    This is a message for GhostWriter, so please disregard this if you are not him, here goes:

    Look, David, you’re being real immature by not doing anything- and I mean work, school, eating, sleeping, personal hygiene, or paying me any attention, except for your obsessing over the Passive-Aggressive Notes website, so maybe you’ll read this note at least. I’m sorry. I pressured you into a marriage you didn’t want, couldn’t handle, and I’m sorry. I was an idiot to think that there could be anything as important in your life as PAN. I’m sorry, I just was feeling pretty awful and neglected, and I didn’t mean for my punches, roundhouse kicks, eye gouges, full nelsons, and choke holds to hurt you or our relationship. I just really need some forgiveness here, I understand if you never wanna talk to me again, given that at the moment your jaw is pinned and wired shut, but the David I know isn’t that stupid. I’m sure you don’t want to risk another “incident” like last evening…

    - Shanikqua

    Mar 27, 2008 at 8:35 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   GhostWriter bang

    If the previous shovel-owners had been watching close, they’d have noticed that I did do their walk.

    It’s sort of a Irish version of the “electric slide”.

    PS: Shanikqua, not in front of the kids…

    Mar 27, 2008 at 8:54 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Georgia native

    What is the white stuff on the ground in the picture? And what does a shovel have to do with a walk?

    Mar 27, 2008 at 9:25 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #35.1   Mishee bang

      Georgia, I myself was wondering the same thing… I mean, I’ve heard stories of this thing called “Snow” but do have to admit it mystifies me just a little…

      Mar 27, 2008 at 9:31 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.2   unholyghost2003 bang

      Oh! you ladies don’t know what you are missing! If you have a secure area, it is called a “walk OUT” freezer! Having a house party and don’t know where to put the keg? Try that snow bank! Just be sure the landlady doesn’t think your leftover Christmas turkey is garbage and send you a PA note!

      Mar 27, 2008 at 9:34 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.3   Mishee bang

      I’d rather go to the beach for my Christmas dinner… thank you very much, but you can keep your cold, wet, icy stuff where the hell it belongs – meaning NOT in the Bay Area!

      Mar 27, 2008 at 9:43 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.4   unholyghost2003 bang

      hee hee, when I was living in CA that was the hardest thing to deal with. We threw a party and the question came up, where to put the ice and beer to keep it cold? It was November and my northern instincts took over w/o engaging my brain and I said “On the porch!” … ummm no. Not when it is 75º

      Mar 27, 2008 at 9:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #36   claw71 bang

    Dear Stupid Old People:

    Stop whining. You’re supposed to be the Greatest Generation. What’s so great about you if you can’t shovel your own damned drive way?

    By the way, Depends are disposable diapers. Stop rinsing them off and hanging them outside to dry. Was that your plan all along? Fight a World War, crank out 30 years at the mill, retire and shit yourself all day?

    And stop laughing you draft-dodging baby boomers… If you think Generation X has the work ethic to carry this economy through your golden years you’ve got another think coming. Better practice those burrito folding skills and learn a few words in Spanish so the manager at Chipotle can boss you around.

    Soylent Green is made of people….old people. MMMMM.

    Mar 27, 2008 at 9:52 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #36.1   Mishee bang

      Mmmmm, I think I will have to find a Chipotle around here for lunch today, you just HAD to go and mention them, didn’t you claw???

      Mar 27, 2008 at 10:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #37   claw71 bang

    And because the Rachel Drama was too hard to ignore:

    To the tune of Joey by Concrete Blonde:

    David, baby this sounds crazy
    Email, instant message I have a question
    Why won’t you even answer me
    You act like you are three
    So I watch you post notes right here with glee
    I tried to apologize
    But you’re hanging with the guys
    with a user name I don’t even recognize
    David you seem angry please say why.

    David, honey I boiled your bunny
    Be unforgiving I’ll find your log in
    I’ll post a message on this site
    and it will give you such a fright
    and other posters will take such delight
    maybe I’ll sleep with claw
    and he’ll screw me until I’m raw
    and that albino python will dislocate my jaw

    David I don’t need you go get lost.

    Mar 27, 2008 at 10:13 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #37.1   Lurker

      “low” and behold?

      Mar 28, 2008 at 10:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #38   jenH

    Hey that’s our house!!! For the full story check out my partner’s blog: http://prolificcynic.blogspot.com/2008/03/tale-with-happy-ending.html

    Mar 27, 2008 at 10:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   amy d bang

      Thanks for the backstory! And the conclusion…would that be the frontstory?

      Mar 27, 2008 at 10:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.2   unholyghost2003 bang

      awww it was nice for them to shovel your walk (unless of course they were the shovel thieves and were trying to ease their guilt) I think the PA note gets half a pass since it wasn’t really a PA note directed at the thieves, but an attempt to head of PA neighb angst at the pass.

      Mar 27, 2008 at 10:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.3   Sundance bang

      I was thinking the same thing as I read the story. My first thought was that the note was pretty aggressive. Then I read that the reason for it was to let the neighbors know why he hadn’t shoveled, and I thought it was really P/A.

      Mar 27, 2008 at 11:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.4   Balti bang

      It was totally the thief. He was just following instructions.

      Mar 30, 2008 at 9:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #39   GhostWriter bang

    With regards to shoveling, why not sing about it with Alabama…

    If you’re gonna steal our shovel, you oughtta clear the middle of our path.
    To steal it from our lot is not fair use; be honest, man!
    You stole from our alcove, in waist-high snow, and left us mad
    If you’re gonna steal our shovel, you oughtta clear the middle of our path.

    I remember up in London we were gettin’ lots of snow
    When a prowler on the back stoop up and grabbed our galvanized trowel
    Granted, we love where we’re livin’, thieves don’t hit us much
    Now there’s somethin’ missin’ from our porch.

    If you’re gonna steal our shovel, you oughtta clear the middle of our path.
    To steal it from our lot is not fair use; be honest, man!
    You stole from our alcove, in waist-high snow, and left us mad
    If you’re gonna steal our shovel, you oughtta clear the middle of our path.

    Sadly donning our snow boots, to go to Subway up the street
    Then Lester spied the proof- we just hoped it was misplaced
    Betchya you’d love our tool chest- since ya wanna poach our tools
    Well, clear a little walk before you go.

    If you’re gonna steal our shovel…

    Mar 27, 2008 at 10:53 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   fantasy bang

    …..But where do all the snow shovels go? Every

    year there are so many people lined up at Wal

    Mart to buy a new shovel?? I always wonder

    what happens with all the shovels,rakes, garden

    funiture all kinds of stuff where does it all go? :roll:

    Mar 27, 2008 at 3:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #40.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      at my house they are chewed by over exuberant dogs

      Mar 27, 2008 at 4:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #41   Freelance Guru

    Who in their right mind steals a shovel!

    Mar 28, 2008 at 2:05 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #41.1   noizangel

      It happened to me! And they left a crappy shovel behind!

      It was an epidemic apparently.

      Mar 28, 2008 at 11:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #42   Olivia bang

    God forbid the lazy-ass wife gets off her duff and shovels the snow herself.

    Mar 28, 2008 at 6:43 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   Don

    I saw a sign over a snowbank at the head of the driveway at an elderly couples’ house this winter.
    With an image of a shovel it said, “Free Snow, Shovel all you want.”
    (I should’ve taken a picture).

    Apr 2, 2008 at 12:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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    Oct 6, 2008 at 8:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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