Pin It

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Thanks for Helping the Shoveling Damsel in Distress

Posted on Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 4:00 AM

My landlord showed up early for the first time in about four years to snow plough our back parking lot-usually I am left to shovel myself out if I need to be anywhere in the morning after a snow storm. It looked like going to work later would be a breeze, and it meant no shovelling for me. It was a good morning! Heading out later, I was so sad to see the snow plough had left a mountain of a snow bank-shovelling would be the only way out to the road for me. I knew my land lord would not be back to plough again, so I slowly headed back up to dig out the shovel I was so sure I wouldn't need, and against every bone in my body started shoveling in my work clothes. You were ploughing the other side of the road and must have read my mind, because you looped the block, came back and ploughed the bank for me-thank you for taking the time to come back and recuse me from shovelling. Your act of kindness meant I got to work on time, no acing muscles or sore back, or make-up running down and off my face from the sweat I normally break into after only a few minutes of lifting snow. I wish you many happy snow days! —SDD

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Latest in Love the Way We Love


Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Remember, it's entirely possible to disagree without spiralling into a thread of negativity and personal attacks. We have the right to remove (and you have the right to report) any comments that go against our policy.

© 2021 Coast Publishing Ltd.