Originally Posted by SteveR
I can see shooting the snowplow driver who shoves a three foot wall of ice, snow and salt at the end of your driveway that instantly freezes into a glacier and requires picks and shovels to remove......
Back while I was still employed, our department would occasionally
get called upon to help out the street dept. plowing during big snows. We tried our best not to bury driveways, but it wasn't always easy most of the time. If I saw someone out shoveling (especially an elderly person), I'd try to turn the blade enough the other direction to keep from putting any
pile by their driveway......I've even veered over into the end of their driveway to 'bulldoze' it clear for them.
However.....there have been a few times where the homeowner would snow-blow, plow, or shovel the snow from their driveway or sidewalks into the freshly plowed street, instead of just moving it to the sides of the drive or walks. I understand that once in a great while there's just no other place to move it to, and we were fine with that, but those fine people that were able
to keep from moving it into the freshly plowed streets, were introduced to the wrath of the plow driver!
They found out quickly how much snow could instantly accumulate over the end of their driveway, and with how little effort on the driver's part it could be done! Most learned quickly the first time......but some of the 'denser' people took 2 or 3 plow pilings to get the message across.
A few years ago, one of my co-workers was plowing the street I live on, and he called me on his cellphone to inquire about a minivan that was parked a few doors down from me. He wanted to know if it belonged to the dopers down the block. I said "Yep!" He said "Watch this!" He then proceeded to plow almost all of the snow for about 2 blocks (about a 3" snowfall), up all around their minivan! By the time he finished, there was only about the top 3 or 4 inches of the minivan still visible......it took the dopers hours
to dig it out.....it only took my buddy less than about 5 minutes to bury it!
He called me back and asked me if he did a good job. Naturally I told him that he had. He said, "See.....I was
paying attention when you showed me how to plow last winter!"