Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf
How loudly will you complain if the roads aren't scraped to bare asphalt?
I guess you haven't seen the half-assed job they've been doing around here in the HRM this year..... they might as well not bother to come out by the way they're doing things around here.
They have half a sidewalk plowed and then suddenly it stops and you're facing a giant hill of snow they never bothered to finish clearing.... there's boulders of ice and snow all the way down the sidewalks, all the side streets only have one lane cleared, no salt, no sand, it takes them most of the day to just clear a couple of streets out of a hundred or so..... and then they piss off for the rest of the day while the handicap and elderly have to figure out how to get to point A to point B.
They even had a report on last week's Global News on just how bad it is. They not only had regular joes complaining about how bad and poorly they've been doing this year, but they also talked to one guy who was blind (whom I've actually seen around from time to time)
He and many like him have to navigate their way around through little clues and key landmarks so they know where they are going. Not only do they have to deal with many of these things disapearing on them in the winter time, but with these chunks of ice and snow still left in the sidewalks, with half of the sidewalks not even touched, they're completely lossed.
They actually showed him trying to cross an intersection and had to walk through a 3' high mound of snow. He lost his balance and started staggering along the edge of the road and into oncoming cars almost falling twice.... it took him a couple of minutes to figure out where he was again before he could continue, all the while the other cars actually were decent enough to give him time to get through the intersection.
Could you even imagine being in that position? He didn't want to get help from the reporter and camera man because he wanted to show just how difficult it is for him and other people who are blind.
And it's not just the blind, they also followed another guy who needs crutches to help him walk. They showed how long it took him to move his legs and the crutches through the boulders of snow and ice......
the firggin plowing this year is absolutely shameful and pathetic.
Of course good ol Rodney MacDonald and his lovely conservative party decided to pay all these half-assed private plowing companies to do most of the work, which would explain why it's become so damn crappy around here as of late.
How loudly would I or anybody else complain if they were never plowed?
I'm already complaining, and so it the rest of Halifax.