As a resident of Toronto, I’m proud not to participate in the national passtime of Toronto-bashing.
This was re-inforced today after I spent some time this afternoon shovelling snow as Toronto and neighbouring suburbs have received 15-20 centimetres of precipitation over the last couple of days.
How you ask? As I was shovelling snow, the sidewalk dude drove by. I had already done some yesterday, and the snowfall between now and then had already been packed down on the sidewalk, so he didn’t have much to do. I nodded “have a nice day” as he passed, and went about my work. A few minutes later as I’d reached the end of the driveway and had started clearing that heavy snow at the edge we all know and hate, sidewalk dude was on his way back on the other side of the street.
The nice man driving the sidewalk plow saw my struggle and stopped his plow. He crossed the street and cleared that horrible muck at the end of the driveway for me!
How awesome is that!?