Monday, February 8, 2010




No plow here, Robert! But I did take time to check on the sidewalks in our 'hood. From what I saw, here’s my rule of thumb: If the business is open, the sidewalks are cleared. If they’re closed, it’s snowville.

Except for 2 exeptions. 2 businesses are open, with their parking lots in spring-like conditions, while their sidewalks groan under feet and feet of untouched snow, completely impassable. Any guesses?

If you guessed McDonald’s and Pep Boys, you’d be right. Those purveyors of the Americanistic symbols, cars and burgers. Yep. And it’s not the first time, neither. These multi-nationals have consistently communicated exactly what they think of our ‘hood: If you’re here to buy, you’re welcome. If you’re here to live, you're on your own.

I've blogged about it this week at Salamander Points: check it out, and stay safe, neighbors!

3 comments:

Sue J said...

That is especially frustrating that McDonald's doesn't clear their walkways. It's always seemed to me that they get a fair amount of foot traffic there, so you'd think they'd want to make it accessible to that segment of their customer base.

Aren't businesses required to clear their walkways?

Rr_Salamander said...

YEs they are, so I called 311....

Ms. De said...

I am so glad that someone called. I was just wondering where you call to report things like that.