Elysian Park waste in Hoboken
Elysian Park Waste in Hoboken – “spread it around!”
But something made me shake my head over the weekend. The city dispatched some “miniature” industrial vehicles to “plow” the few inches of snow we got from the so-called Nemo Blizzard Friday night.
A “midget” plow struggled around Elysian Park, in what seemed to be a laborious effort. After it was all said and done – it appeared that the plow did more harm than good.
It basically spread the snow around, and in some instances made slippery ice-skating rinks of frozen precipitation.
Frankly, I could have done a better job myself with a single shovel and a triple espresso from Starbucks.
I can certainly understand that politicians don’t want to be blamed for lack of effort – but I’d be happier walking on un-plowed surfaces that have grip – instead of man made ice-skating rinks. And I’m sure property taxpayers would be happier if budget line items were lower as well.
Food for thought: Think about the past few decades – and the ever-growing “government” and what we expect of them. Perhaps it’s time to expect less, and take more responsibility for one’s own actions and safety? With the exception of extremely dangerous situations (solid ice, sink holes, molten lava), I think we can all manage ourselves fine without any help.