26 March 2008

Plow this

Aaahhh, spring. The birds return, the maple syrup begins to flow, and the snow begins to melt. Well, two out of three isn't bad. Woke up to a fresh blanket of snow again this morning. At least it was a light blanket. Not enough to have to worry about snow plowing or shoveling. Except there is a special meeting so everyone can get together and argue about whether or not we can legally do it, never mind that we (as a town)already agreed that we were going to continue doing it. Personally, I don't think we should do it. For one thing, it makes me feel like we are trapped in an Ayn Rand novel. At our town meeting the road agent said that some driveways are plowed thoroughly, some are plowed lightly, and some are not plowed at all. It's done depending on need. What?!? We all pay the same to the town. This is New Hampshire. Live Free or Die! When did we turn socialist? Who determines what need people have, anyway? For instance, I'd sure like to know who decided that our "need" was little to none?? I guess my hubby being on the volunteer fire department and rescue squad and needing to get out of the driveway at a moments notice does not create a "need." The fact that we travel for our business and have people that need to get in to our driveway to take care of our animals is not enough of a "need." The fact that the folks we have using the greenhouse growing food for a local co-op don't really need to park in the driveway. If I am paying for the service I want consistent service, or I want to be able to pick someone else if they are doing a sucky job. Or maybe what I would really like is for it to STOP snowing!!

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