10 March 2008

Epilogue: Karma or Poetic Injustice?

This morning, when it was safe for me to go outside and not get guilt-tripped into helping my neighbour shovel out her car, I ventured forth to remove the snow from my stairs. Oh, I was very ready to leave a little patch of snow in front of the door of the neighbours I have been so annoyed with for not taking their turn at shovelling. My cackles of guilty delight (some penance that turned out to be!) soon dissolved into sobs as my evil plot was undone by physics: something about the configuration of my tiny shared front porch incites the wind to remove snow from in front of my neighbours' door and to deposit it in drifts up against mine.


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