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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

It's not like ordering cable

I just called the City of Springfield to find out when our street is going to be cleared. The person I spoke to said, "it's not like ordering cable." This was from the mayor's office. The mayor who is running for re-election in about a month.


I don't know what the other side streets are like around here, but ours is impassable.

Update: The truck came through twice and compacted the snow in the late afternoon. Much better.

Posted by Marie at February 14, 2007 11:31 AM


In what way is it "not like ordering cable"?

Posted by: Rob at February 14, 2007 11:46 AM

I don't know. Although, with cable, you at least know if they're coming out in the morning or the afternoon? Maybe.

I just wanted to get an idea of when. And, usually I wouldn't even call for something like this. Except, it stopped snowing by 10:00 last night. Usually before we'd leave for work the next morning, the plow would have come by. It's now 12:30 in the afternoon, and still no plow.

Posted by: Marie at February 14, 2007 12:31 PM

To me, "maybe" is the big word. It just seemed to be a lot like ordering cable ... in my experience, anyway.

Posted by: Rob at February 14, 2007 12:41 PM

Boy, when you get to the point of having to call to find out when the plow's coming, you know you have a really big snow. That's just one of those things you figure is going to be there when you live in a city, though you also figure that in an extreme event, you might wait for a while (in the big '67 snow around Chicago, we waited well over a week before anyone got to our little road out in the sticks. And about a week after that got done, we were snowed in again.

Posted by: Dan at February 14, 2007 6:36 PM

Oh -- and what a snotty remark on the part of the person you talked to.

Posted by: Dan at February 14, 2007 6:37 PM

I really don't know what was going on with that remark. Nothing I said, or the way I said what I said, should have provoked it. They must have been having a bad day at city hall.

Posted by: Marie at February 14, 2007 10:15 PM