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(WMUR New Hampshire)   75 year old man, tired of plows undoing his driveway clearing efforts, does what any rational person would do. Gets arrested for blocking the plow   (wmur.com ) divider line
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2014-02-20 07:45:50 AM  
Jesum, Our plow drivers would probably get out and shovel it for him.

I've have them pull me out of ditches before I bought a Subaru.
 
2014-02-20 07:59:58 AM  

vudukungfu: Jesum, Our plow drivers would probably get out and shovel it for him.

I've have them pull me out of ditches before I bought a Subaru.


Our local plow drivers would probably actively try to bury him.
 
2014-02-20 08:52:44 AM  
Old man yells at plow
 
2014-02-20 08:59:24 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Old man yells at plow


THAT, would have been a great headline.
 
2014-02-20 08:59:27 AM  
At least he isn't shooting icicles off his roof - yet.
 
2014-02-20 09:00:13 AM  
I wonder if he had any practical suggestions concerning what the plow driver should have done.
 
2014-02-20 09:04:20 AM  
I can kind of relate. Having the local plows bury my car after each significant snowfall is a regular winter event where I live.
 
2014-02-20 09:08:09 AM  
I'm told if you shovel one spot of street ahead of the drive way it unloads the plow so it doesn't mound across your drive. Of course, I grew up in Texas. Snow is tale my parents bring from Buffalo.
 
2014-02-20 09:10:12 AM  
I understand, Crazy Old Guy. I understand.
 
2014-02-20 09:12:43 AM  
Gospel Plow. Dylan's version.
 
2014-02-20 09:13:59 AM  

wildcardjack: I'm told if you shovel one spot of street ahead of the drive way it unloads the plow so it doesn't mound across your drive. Of course, I grew up in Texas. Snow is tale my parents bring from Buffalo.


Oh, OK. So instead of shoveling the heavy snow in my driveway, I'll stand out in the street shoveling the heavy snow at the curb?
Thanks!  :)
 
2014-02-20 09:14:12 AM  
On a slightly unrelated note, some a-hole in front of our house will always park next to my driveway (breaking unenforced HOA rule of not parking on the street during snow days), and the plow truck will miss half the road there because of it. I end up cleaning that part myself. When I do, I make sure to push in as much snow as I can under that car, but that guy is not getting the hint. I don't wanna do anything illegal like slashing his tires.

Any idea on how to give this guy a better hint before I loose it like the guy in TFA?
 
2014-02-20 09:15:26 AM  

markfara: I can kind of relate. Having the local plows bury my car after each significant snowfall is a regular winter event where I live.


How would you suggest they plow the streets?
 
2014-02-20 09:16:07 AM  
Just set the damn thing afire and be done with it.
 
2014-02-20 09:17:00 AM  

mayIFark: On a slightly unrelated note, some a-hole in front of our house will always park next to my driveway (breaking unenforced HOA rule of not parking on the street during snow days), and the plow truck will miss half the road there because of it. I end up cleaning that part myself. When I do, I make sure to push in as much snow as I can under that car, but that guy is not getting the hint. I don't wanna do anything illegal like slashing his tires.

Any idea on how to give this guy a better hint before I loose it like the guy in TFA?


Write in the snow on his windshield, "HEY ASSHOLE: DON'T PARK HERE"
 
2014-02-20 09:17:58 AM  

mayIFark: On a slightly unrelated note, some a-hole in front of our house will always park next to my driveway (breaking unenforced HOA rule of not parking on the street during snow days), and the plow truck will miss half the road there because of it. I end up cleaning that part myself. When I do, I make sure to push in as much snow as I can under that car, but that guy is not getting the hint. I don't wanna do anything illegal like slashing his tires.

Any idea on how to give this guy a better hint before I loose it like the guy in TFA?


Leave a note. Then, if he does it again, have him towed
 
2014-02-20 09:18:10 AM  
Use an ice pick on the tires instead of slashing. It is easier.
 
2014-02-20 09:20:54 AM  
i1.ytimg.com

\this shoulda been the first in the thread
\\for shame
 
2014-02-20 09:21:19 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I wonder if he had any practical suggestions concerning what the plow driver should have done.


lift the  blade
 
2014-02-20 09:21:33 AM  
Put his car up on blocks and make him go on a scavenger hunt for his wheels.
 
2014-02-20 09:23:57 AM  
Good thing this didn't happen in FL with their crazy stand your ground law.
 
2014-02-20 09:24:10 AM  

mayIFark: On a slightly unrelated note, some a-hole in front of our house will always park next to my driveway (breaking unenforced HOA rule of not parking on the street during snow days), and the plow truck will miss half the road there because of it. I end up cleaning that part myself. When I do, I make sure to push in as much snow as I can under that car, but that guy is not getting the hint. I don't wanna do anything illegal like slashing his tires.

Any idea on how to give this guy a better hint before I loose it like the guy in TFA?


Under just means his engine makes vroom vroom noises till he works free. I humbly suggest you leave a message like suggested above with one minor change. Carve the message in the snow you shovel ONTO his car. Make it a hassle he has to deal with. Mostly on the hood and windshield should do the trick.
 
2014-02-20 09:25:51 AM  
Last night my cat totally tried to "block the plow" when he jumped on the headboard while I was pounding the old lady.
 
2014-02-20 09:25:59 AM  

Mudboy: Use an ice pick on the tires instead of slashing. It is easier.


Good way to lose an arm.
 
2014-02-20 09:30:50 AM  

CheapEngineer: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

\this shoulda been the first in the thread
\\for shame


Came for this, glad it was already here
 
2014-02-20 09:32:25 AM  

Tyrosine: markfara: I can kind of relate. Having the local plows bury my car after each significant snowfall is a regular winter event where I live.

How would you suggest they plow the streets?


Good question. In most instances, it would be more productive to just leave them be.
 
2014-02-20 09:33:55 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Last night my cat totally tried to "block the plow" when he jumped on the headboard while I was pounding the old lady.


Did you bury the cat in "snow"?
 
2014-02-20 09:34:18 AM  
I live in Georgia.  Here's our plow.

i1057.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-20 09:34:33 AM  
Crazy old guy, New Hampshire, yells at plow driver... oh god, please don't be my Dad.....

*phew*
 
2014-02-20 09:34:33 AM  

mayIFark: Any idea on how to give this guy a better hint before I loose it like the guy in TFA?


Rent a truck.
Drive to a weld shop.
Weld guardrails from a highway to the front.
Smash and move his car to a parking lot and play bumper car with it until it is completely crumpled.
Drive to weld shop.
Cut guardrails  off.
return rental.

His adjuster will look at it and think he spun out and bounced off a guardrail. No coverage. totaled.
He will need to buy a new car which may take a while.

don't ask me how I know this.
 
2014-02-20 09:37:14 AM  
This good plow driving citizen of New Hampshire had much to do that day.  He had to make one more pass then hurry to the unemployment office to pick up a check then hurry to buy cigarettes then off to Dunkin Donuts to complain to the other under-the-table plow drivers about Obummer and the gov'ment taking their taxes.
 
2014-02-20 09:38:55 AM  
I feel the guys pain.  When I was a kid, my dad would always make us do the shoveling before going to school.  But the plow never hit my street until around 9AM.  So then we would have to go shovel out the bottom of the driveway again after getting home from school.  I often considered getting one of those big circus tent stakes (you know, the ones they show four people driving in at once) and setting it in the street just in front of our driveway, with about six inches (painted dirty white) above the tarmac.  The plow would come along, and then WHAM! it would hit the stake, which would fark it up something serious.  I'd fake something bad, like menigitis or a hysterectomy, to get out of school that day, just so I could watch.
 
2014-02-20 09:40:05 AM  
I can understand the guy's frustration.  I had to shovel the end of my driveway three times yesterday and there's really no place to pile the snow anymore.   But while I understand wanting to keep living in your home, there comes a point where the maintenance becomes too much.  This guy is 75 and it looks like he'shiat his limit.  Time to move to Florida or at least get a Condo or something.
 
2014-02-20 09:41:53 AM  
Ah, the Fark filter!  Gotta love it.
 
2014-02-20 09:42:16 AM  
and they say deat hpanels are a bad thing
 
2014-02-20 09:44:16 AM  
We are supposed to get shellaced with 9 to 12 inches of wet, heavy snow today. Our city plow team is both quick and quite good. If it is a heavier snowfall, they make shut every street get one quick pass so you can get through and typically have every street clear curb to curb within 18 hours. If I'm luck enough to get out there our be home between the passes, I make two or three passes in the street twenty or thirty feet up the street. Takes maybe five minutes, makes my life easier and easier for the plow driver as he/she can come off the curb for a couple of seconds and give their arms a break. The trucks buck quite a bit on the curbs with all the uneven ice and crap that freezes in there.
On days like today if they are going to be out forever we will occasionally try to meet them with a hot cup of coffee and a sandwich.

/ my dad dad drove plow for a 'burb in the 70's. He'd be gone for two and three day stretches for big storms.
 
2014-02-20 09:47:27 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: This good plow driving citizen of New Hampshire had much to do that day.  He had to make one more pass then hurry to the unemployment office to pick up a check then hurry to buy cigarettes then off to Dunkin Donuts to complain to the other under-the-table plow drivers about Obummer and the gov'ment taking their taxes.


Hey, dumbass, it was a public works truck plowing the road.
 
2014-02-20 09:49:32 AM  

Hardy-r-r: wildcardjack: I'm told if you shovel one spot of street ahead of the drive way it unloads the plow so it doesn't mound across your drive. Of course, I grew up in Texas. Snow is tale my parents bring from Buffalo.

Oh, OK. So instead of shoveling the heavy snow in my driveway, I'll stand out in the street shoveling the heavy snow at the curb?
Thanks!  :)


Not only is this a monumentally bad idea, it gets the direction all wrong.  Now of course we all know that it is illegal to shovel, plow or snowblow your snow onto the street, but if you've truly run out of places to pile the snow and some of it "accidently" ends up in the street, you'd best be damn sure that it's in the part of the street after your driveway, not before (in terms of the plow route).  Otherwise when the plow comes again, it'll just end up right across your driveway once more instead of across your neighbor's driveway.  Or so I'm told.
 
2014-02-20 09:52:57 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Old man yells at plow


It's sunny today in NH, there are no clouds to yell at.

Publikwerks: Nana's Vibrator: This good plow driving citizen of New Hampshire had much to do that day.  He had to make one more pass then hurry to the unemployment office to pick up a check then hurry to buy cigarettes then off to Dunkin Donuts to complain to the other under-the-table plow drivers about Obummer and the gov'ment taking their taxes.

Hey, dumbass, it was a public works truck plowing the road.


Correct, NH does public works the right way.  We're not Massachusetts.
 
2014-02-20 09:57:20 AM  
I live in Texas, so I have no experience shoveling snow.  I'm trying to understand what this guy thought he might accomplish.

He shovels his driveway, the snowplow comes by and makes a big pile at the end, which he then has to shovel again, right?  So that's what gets him upset.

At which point he starts blocking the snowplow.

So lets assume he got what he wanted and convinced the snowplow driver not to plow that road.

At that point, doesn't have have his driveway, freshly shoveled, but no way to leave that driveway because the roads are deep in snow since he wouldn't let the snowplow driver do his job?  How is that an improvement over "you need to shovel the end of the driveway again"?
 
2014-02-20 09:58:58 AM  
There are two was to look at situations like this, and neither one can be counted on.

On my road, the traffic tends to be much heavier on the opposite side of the street.  Thus when it snows, that side is already pretty clear before the plows come.  I have to shovel all the way out to the side of the street to get out of the driveway.  Then the plows come, and ALL of that snow in the closer lane ends up in my driveway.  That pisses me off to no end.  The "day after" plowing is always the worst, because it consists of day old ice and snow 3' high - right across my drive.

So, that's the obvious downside.  And the plow drivers are real pricks for doing that all the time.

However...  Once in a while, they are cool about it.  Case in point.  They came and plowed recently while we were at work.  My 12 year old daughter, being the kind person she is, went out to try to remove the new piles of snow.
The plow driver promptly turned around and plowed everything out of my driveway and spared her the work.  I thought that was really cool.
 
2014-02-20 10:09:45 AM  
Call Mr. Plow,
That's my name.
That name again is Mr. Plow.
 
2014-02-20 10:15:07 AM  

Publikwerks: Nana's Vibrator: This good plow driving citizen of New Hampshire had much to do that day.  He had to make one more pass then hurry to the unemployment office to pick up a check then hurry to buy cigarettes then off to Dunkin Donuts to complain to the other under-the-table plow drivers about Obummer and the gov'ment taking their taxes.

Hey, dumbass, it was a public works truck plowing the road.


So he was drunk, too?
 
2014-02-20 10:16:28 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: I live in Georgia.  Here's our plow.

[i1057.photobucket.com image 640x640]


I like the European style license plates in the background?
 
2014-02-20 10:16:46 AM  

mayIFark: On a slightly unrelated note, some a-hole in front of our house will always park next to my driveway (breaking unenforced HOA rule of not parking on the street during snow days), and the plow truck will miss half the road there because of it. I end up cleaning that part myself. When I do, I make sure to push in as much snow as I can under that car, but that guy is not getting the hint. I don't wanna do anything illegal like slashing his tires.

Any idea on how to give this guy a better hint before I loose it like the guy in TFA?


Get a syringe and inject water into his door locks.
 
2014-02-20 10:21:51 AM  

Persnickety: I can understand the guy's frustration.  I had to shovel the end of my driveway three times yesterday and there's really no place to pile the snow anymore.   But while I understand wanting to keep living in your home, there comes a point where the maintenance becomes too much.  This guy is 75 and it looks like he'shiat his limit.  Time to move to Florida or at least get a Condo or something.


Capitol idea, start your morning with a little delinquency, finish the day with a better understanding of the inner workings of the juvenile justice system.

Cities have no sense of humor about this for good reason. People have done shiat like that. Typically it does fark all to the truck. The driver is another matter. One asshat on a cul-de-sac (where the snow banks are especially epic) rolled a couple hundred pound stone out to the street and iced it to the roadway. The plow had they replaceable blade edge dinged. The truck just stopped (the engine just died). The stone became a projectile that did some serious damage to the neighbors car. The driver pinballed around the cab separating their shoulder, breaking their other arm in two places on the steering wheel and knocked themselves out on the windshield. One they woke up they couldn't pick themselves up off the floor or call for help on the radio. Fortunately another homeowner was home mid day and found it odd the plow was sitting out there for an hour and investigated. The driver was pretty damn cold by then. The police went to his work where he was bragging about what he had done and arrested him with no small amount of glee. The said as what found out there was a criminal mischief clause in their homeowners insurance. Nothing like a second mortgage to pay off your own stupidity. Driver ended up being medically retired by the city (he had serious complications with the broken arm, later amputated).
 
2014-02-20 10:21:54 AM  

CheapEngineer: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

\this shoulda been the first in the thread
\\for shame


Have you any idea how much damage this plow would suffer if I were to let it roll straight over you?
 
2014-02-20 10:24:07 AM  

Persnickety: Hardy-r-r: wildcardjack: I'm told if you shovel one spot of street ahead of the drive way it unloads the plow so it doesn't mound across your drive. Of course, I grew up in Texas. Snow is tale my parents bring from Buffalo.

Oh, OK. So instead of shoveling the heavy snow in my driveway, I'll stand out in the street shoveling the heavy snow at the curb?
Thanks!  :)

Not only is this a monumentally bad idea, it gets the direction all wrong.  Now of course we all know that it is illegal to shovel, plow or snowblow your snow onto the street, but if you've truly run out of places to pile the snow and some of it "accidently" ends up in the street, you'd best be damn sure that it's in the part of the street after your driveway, not before (in terms of the plow route).  Otherwise when the plow comes again, it'll just end up right across your driveway once more instead of across your neighbor's driveway.  Or so I'm told.


Yes, I realize it's a terrible idea.
I need to work on my sarcasm.
 
2014-02-20 10:25:05 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: Publikwerks: Nana's Vibrator: This good plow driving citizen of New Hampshire had much to do that day.  He had to make one more pass then hurry to the unemployment office to pick up a check then hurry to buy cigarettes then off to Dunkin Donuts to complain to the other under-the-table plow drivers about Obummer and the gov'ment taking their taxes.

Hey, dumbass, it was a public works truck plowing the road.

So he was drunk, too?


There we go. Wired on coffee brandy.
 
2014-02-20 10:25:38 AM  
I'm not saying the guy is innocent, but I understand.  You would be pissed too if the snow plows came by day after day and constantly put snow in an area you were trying to keep clear.  Especially at the end of the driveway where too much snow quickly turns to ice and its even harder to remove.  The snow plow should not be plowing snow across the bottom of the driveway.
 
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