You’ve got to respect your neighbor’s wishes. Many a neighborhood would be more peaceful if everyone could do that!
Seems like every neighborhood has at least one person who’s the designated weather warrior. In the winter, this person is awake at 5 AM, armed with a bag of salt and a snowblower. During the fall, they’ll help you rake and bag your leaves. During the warmer seasons, you’ll usually find them outside spreading soil for their plants, or watering their neighbor’s vegetable garden while they’re on vacation. Some people just love the great outdoors, and also want to lend a helping hand to their neighbors.
Generally speaking, it’s great to have someone like that around. Especially if you have kids to look after, or have a medical issue that makes shoveling difficult for you, having a caring neighbor is a lifesaver. In return, that neighbor will most likely be rewarded with a warm mug of cocoa, or maybe even some fresh cookies.
The OP of this story is a big fan of their snowblower. They shared their passion for helping out their neighbors—OP routinely clears snow from the entire block. Well, almost the entire block… there’s one neighbor who declined the offer.
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