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Snow Rage

by JP Bill / March 12, 2008 4:05 AM PDT
Incidents of snow rage on the rise

MONTREAL ? In Montreal, a man pulled a toy gun in a dispute over a parking spot on a snow-clogged street. In Quebec City, a resident allegedly pulled out a real shotgun after a neighbour's snow was blown onto his lawn.

This winter, some people appear to be reaching their psychological tipping point. Police and professionals describe it as snow rage.

?I'm seeing so much white that I'm seeing red,? said Luc Tremblay, a psychologist near Quebec City, where a weekend snowstorm helped smash the city's record. ?At some point, people feel overwhelmed, crushed. It's playing on their morale and their nerves.?

Quebec City police say they've received more than a dozen calls this winter for disputes over snow-blowing between neighbours. The city is buried under 460 centimetres of snow, with a shrinking number of places to put it.


?People's position is: ?Not in my backyard',? said Sandra Dion, a spokeswoman for the Quebec City police.

The most serious case unfolded on Sunday morning, as the city started to dig out from a 42-centimetre snowfall that left many homes obscured behind walls of white stuff.

A 63-year-old man, incensed that snow was being blown onto his property by a woman working for a snow-clearing company next door, approached the employee. Police say he started to insult her and warned her to stop.

The 25-year-old woman apologized and the man left, but appeared at the doorway of his garage holding a 12-gauge shotgun in full view, Constable Dion said.


I've seen pictures on the news from Boston where people put lawn furniture in their parking spot.
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we had a "parking spot" case here yesterday
by jonah jones / March 12, 2008 5:01 AM PDT
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a guy comes running out of his shouting "that's my spot!!", the driver looks around and says "find your own spot", guy starts ^$#^$&^%$ the driver, driver gets out of his car, ^&%&%& turns into 'push 'n shove' and then the guy pulls a knife and stabs the driver!!

bottom line......the guy doesn't even have a car!!!

now his lawyer is claiming "family problems and temporary insanity caused my client to lose control"....

go figger people Sad

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Dang white stuff
by Willy / March 12, 2008 6:39 AM PDT
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I shoveled the sidewalk for our small family business. I put the shovel away and then look out and the city plow throws it all back. Plus, the salt spray and splash of the slush gets on the building. This in turn starts to deteriorate the paint, brick, masonry, etc. until it peels and all that. Not only do i have to reshovel the walk, but much later in the season, repaint and/or pin&tuck the brickwork. Otherwise, the city comes along and says, I'm not doing proper upkeep, well you know you put that were the sun don't shine. You get the idea, but I don't want customers to slip&fall, etc.. -----Willy Happy

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I know which way the snow plow comes
by Diana Forum moderator / March 12, 2008 12:23 PM PDT
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so I shovel the snow on the uphill side of the driveway so the plow dumps it on the lawn.

Diana

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re: chairs
by WOODS-HICK / March 13, 2008 12:16 PM PDT
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we did that in chicago. city streets when plowed would bury your car. so if you cleaned it you owned it. most houses had garages but they were in the alley. alleys weren't plowed. if the garbage trucks could not plow through, no pick-ups for a while.

it was a blue collar neighborhood so we all respected the clean spot of a neighbor and dug out our own. also protected an other's spot.

if a stranger snuck in or didn't move after a friendly warning usually their car would be buried and two tires without air would be installed. no slash, remove the valve cores.

hey it was the holidays.

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I heard decades ago about
by Diana Forum moderator / March 13, 2008 9:55 PM PDT
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a guy in Chicago cleaned a spot in front of his house. When he finished and got his car, someone else got in his spot. The claim jumper was really big and intimidating so the original guy backed off. When the claim jumper left, the first guy attached his hose to his hot water heater and covered the car in an inch or so of ice. Don't know if it was true or not, but it made a great story.

Diana

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Leaves
by James Denison / March 13, 2008 12:49 PM PDT
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Rake your leaves onto the curb the day snow is forecast and leave no cars parked there. When the plow comes through he'll push the leaves up to someone else's place. They'll find them come spring thaw. Devil

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by WOODS-HICK / March 13, 2008 12:58 PM PDT
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