My coastal friends often needle me about my fly-over state sensitivities, and rightly so. The issue sometimes becomes more of a cause than an observation for me, and that’s always a dangerous slipperly slope.
However, in my defense, I offer this tweet by Lance Ulanoff, Editor in Chief of PC Magazine.
Interesting Idea: Crowdsourcing the snow removal: http://nyc.snowmageddoncleanup.com/
I’ve never met him, but I’m sure Mr. Ulanoff is an intelligent person and a nice enough guy.
But, wow, does this ever cast him as uninformed, culturally isolated and elitist.
In the snow belt areas of the U.S. outside the coasts, people have been crowdsourcing snow removal since the first settlers arrived.
My great-grandfather and his brothers helped dig out the snow bound trains that ran through their small village and farms.
My father and I cleared heavy snows from the sidewalks and driveways of our neighborhood.
In the fly-over states, that just what people do.
Apparently, the coasties are just figuring it out; but nonetheless, I’m glad to see it finally happening.
It’s a good thing to help, and know, your neighbors.