December 04, 2011

Snow on Back Order

Snowblower idling while I take a picture.
Creaking of porch steps. Staccato knock on the door.

Me: Hello.

Delivery driver: Good morning, I have a delivery here from the Department of Snow for Chas Clifton.

Me: That's me. Did I order this?

Driver, holding out electronic box: It's your snow that was supposed to have been delivered in 2010. Sorry 'bout that. We do our best. Just sign here. Bye now, have a nice day.

Me, thoughtfully: I hope I have enough gas for the snowblower.

They have been late before.


Heather Houlahan said...

No, no, I'm fairly certain that your 2010 order got misdirected to my house.

You have no idea how sorry I am about that.

Chas S. Clifton said...

Forty-four inches by December 3rd? Yup.

Given that the La Niña-driven climate predictions still show a dry spring, I'll take every flake now.

Anonymous said...

I don't mind the snow, but the below 0 temps can stay far far away. Even the dog didn't want to go out last night.