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.

3 comments:

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 Clifton said...

Forty-four inches by December 3rd? Yup.

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

rozewolf 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.