In which I was “had” (but I knew I was being “had” and I didn’t care)

As you might be able to see from the pic, we had a wee bit of snow this morning. It wasn’t all that much, just a few inches, but I knew that it would snarl traffic and I wouldn’t feel secure driving my beloved Ninja to work in it. The GG needed the Frog Hopper (AWD) today, which left me with my beloved Ninja, so I telecommuted. As did most of the folks I work with. Yay for telecommuting.

I didn’t get around to the idea of shoveling snow until about noon. There are city rules about shoveling but I think I was well within them. But I was working from home and it was still snowing throughout most of the morning and it wasn’t very deep, so I just sat on the Green Couch watching all the dogz go by (and giving them the eye (and telecommuting)). And there were kids walking up and down the street with shovels. I guessed that they were soliciting shoveling services. That is fine with me. Except. We do our own shoveling. But I had not done it yet.

Around noon, I was suiting up to go out and shovel when I heard young adolescent male voices outside my door and shovels banging around. I thought, oh no, those kids are gonna ask if Old Lady Courtois wants her walk shoveled. I didn’t and I sorta tried to refuse them but, in the end I couldn’t resist them so I gave them beaucoup bucks ($10) to shovel my sidewalk. The GG is not exactly happy with the amount of money I paid for a kid to do something I didn’t really want him to do but I was kind of impressed that these kids were trying to earn money by providing a service on a day when school was closed.

I actually paid them because I wanted them to go away. They spent maybe 10 minutes at my house. One of them was giving loud orders to the other, which was hilarious. My plan had been to go outside and start up the Ninja to warm it up while I shoveled and took the compost out, etc. I eventually did all of that.

3 Responses to “In which I was “had” (but I knew I was being “had” and I didn’t care)”

  1. Paulette Zych Attie Says:

    You remind me of The Commander in this tale. Love.

  2. Marquis Says:

    Yea for you!

  3. Margaret Says:

    It sounds like a win-win for you and those boys. That is a LOT of snow!!