ClassyPosted: December 22, 2010
Due to our very fortunate living circumstances, we are now living in a neighbourhood that would have been out of our price range for quite some time. Although there isn’t the HUGEST jump in the changes between the neighbourhoods, I have noticed a few differences.
|OLD HOUSE||NEW HOUSE|
|mail delivered to communal box down the street||mail delivered to front door|
|garbage and recycling picked up between 5-7 pm||garbage and recycling picked up before we even leave for work in the morning|
|street gets plowed within 4 days of a snowstorm||street gets plowed day of snowstorm|
|kids who need money for various sports of activities come by asking for donations or our empty bottles||kids who need money for various sports of activities come by singing carols|
The plowing thing really bugs me the most. Everything else I find nice but of no consequence. There are streets literally just a couple of blocks away that don’t get plowed for days after a storm and the fact of the matter is that the streets that don’t get plowed as soon are those that are generally populated by people with lower incomes. People of lower incomes would be less likely to have giant SUVs who plow over snow, less likely to have snow tires on their cars and apparently, less likely to complain to the city about their streets being plowed.
That makes me feel sad. Although, we all know I like to complain and write poignantly angry letters so I guess next time I drive down an unplowed street after a snowstorm I’ll have cause to do so.
On this day:
In 2009 –
In 2008 –
In 2007 –
In 2006 – reading this makes me crave pate. I wonder if there is a suitable vegetarian alternative?
In 2005 – xmas insanity – looks like this year will be just as nuts
In 2004 – HAHAHAHA! That was a stupid idea!