BEFORE -- Jeep is stuck in snow, out of camera range
AFTER -- whoever parked there right at the end of the driveway is a doofus
Mrs. Linklater used to pride herself on her driveway snow shoveling skills. Too cheap to buy a snowblower, she saw no reason to fork out the cash for something she might use once a year. Besides she had a darn good shovel.
All that money for two health clubs was finally put to work. Faster than a snowblower, she could heap piles of the white stuff higher than a tall building. She once raced her neighbor to see who could finish first and she won. Of course, the neighbor didn't realize there was a competition going on.
However over the past couple of years her working body parts have dwindled down to a precious few, so she usually just drives her Jeep over the snow a few times, throws some salt on the tracks and calls it a day.
Until this year, when it snowed nine inches overnight and the Jeep got stuck. The snow was deeper than it's been for a long time and, yes, she forgot to put it in 4-wheel drive the night before.
Calls to the village, the high school, her friendly gas station, and a local snow blower store for names of people who plow were met with derision. Na-na-na-na-na-na. She was snowbound for two days.
Running out of food, she called a friend to see if he knew anybody. And he did.
Oh, thank goodness, what's the number, I'll call right away. How soon can they come. Are they in the area. Do they charge a lot. Do I have to sign a contract.
I'll be over tomorrow.
Oh. Okay. Good.
Luckily he works for food. And now she can go out and get some. Thanks, N. And yes, I'll buy a snowblower now.
The 2005 Top O' the Line Snow Shoveling Machine, Handcranked Model