Jan 28, 2011

A small gesture of kindness

So both Gia and I are sick right now.  She a bit worse off than I.  She came down with a case of bronchial pneumonia and I got the lesser winter cold version.  Not fair, because I was sick first last week, got better, then caught it again when she got sick.  Vicious circle, neh?

And then we got 18 inches of snow instead of the 2-5 inches that was predicted.  I was dreading the snow removal process.  I knew it wouldn't be good to do the shoveling myself...hell, it could have killed me.  So I was planning on waiting until Friday or Saturday to dig out.  But when you leave it for a few days, it becomes harder to shovel.  So like I said, I was dreading it.

Then around 2PM yesterday, I heard some people laughing and shoveling outside.  It was our neighbors.  They were shoveling out for us.  I saw them the day before and they knew we were both under the weather, so they decided to help us out a bit.

Isn't that nice?

I go back to hating humanity tomorrow, but for right now...you kids are alright.


RW said...

sort of makes me lose my faith in New Yorkers.

Slyde said...

Fucking goody-goodies....

i spent 2 fucking hours using your garden hose to ice up your whole drivway. what a waste!


hello haha narf said...

i love hearing stories like this.

hope yinz feel better soon.

p.s. there is a company in pittsburgh that makes...get this...whiskey marshmallows! if i get some, i'll share. ya know, when you are back to healthy.

Verdant Earl said...

RW - kind of gives us a bad name.

Slyde - like you even know where I live, bitch.

Becky - Ah, the fabled whiskey marshmallows. I've heard tale, but never seen. Let me know how you like them. These are a few of my favorite things. :)

sybil law said...

Awww - I'm so glad your neighbors are helping!
Makes me kinda like people. Kinda.
Well, of course I like YOU.
Hope you guys feel better soon! Sucks to be sick. We kept passing a cold back and forth here for WEEKS.

Poppy said...

That is seriously sweet of them.

Verdant Earl said...

Sybil - It's only a temporary reprieve at best for humanity. For me at least.

Poppy - and the weird thing is that one of them has a pretty awful relationship with us. We really don't like each other. Odd.

savannah said...

there are more good people out there than bad, sugar. that's been my mantra all day today. hope you and gia feel better soon. xoxoxo

(my personal savior and very best friend is bringing over pizza and wine tonight!)

Bruce Johnson said...

Your good natured neighbors are always the ones that the psychotic serial killers go after first.

Seriously, ever hear on the nightly news that some family of 'losers' that no one liked were all found murdered in their home?

Faiqa said...

I love the comment right before this one. Also, screw you and your nice neighbors, I just watched the bitch who lives next door to me encourage her little rat of a dog to take a shit on my lawn. If I weren't such a good human being, I'd be pouring bleach all over her shrubs right now.