I feel like I'm having the opposite of an old man, get-off-my-lawn moment. It's a civic pride, stop-being-an-asshole thing.
I can't stand people who push the snow from their driveways into the street. It is so blatantly disrespectful to their neighbors. Half of the streets in South Buffalo right now are one lane roads. Plow crews are busy and people are trying to get to work and school, but some are too lazy to turn the nozzle on their snow blowers to the side so it stacks on the lawn. The selfish and petty nature of some people is astounding. It should not surprise or disappoint me but I guess it conflicts with my nature so much it probably always will.
It's like the people at my daughter's school who pull in the driveway to pick up and drop off. Paperwork went home at the beginning of the year saying do not pull in the driveway. There are kids walking through and buses trying to get in and out in a timely manner. And trying to get a spot on the street can be a pain in the ass. There are hundreds of kids all trying to get in the school at the same time. Add together all the cars and buses, plus normal morning traffic and the front of the school is chaos. Now, there are handicapped spaces in the lot. So before I continue this rant, I'm perfectly ok with people utilizing the handicapped spaces. What makes me wish death upon them is when its just a mom or dad in a hurry that don't feel like looking for a space in the street, or walking a city block to drop their kids off. And worse are the people who do it everyday.
In order to strike a sense of common decency in people it requires someone to speak up. And doing so is usually met with "Mind your own business asshole!" You're right, it's not my business, IT'S EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS! Be a neighbor. Participate in this society!