Monday, February 4, 2008
Shoveling the Snow
A few months ago, a neighbor shoveled my walk. I was horrified. I had been intending to do it and just never got around to it.
Since I work at home, I hid every time she walked by the house.
Today, a very nice young man came by and asked if he could shovel the stairs and sidewalk for $5. Since by now I know that there is no way I'm going to do it myself, that sounded wonderful. He looked surprised. I guess he's been turned down a lot.
Here's the thing: it's only $5, but if he does enough, that'll add up (for him). Besides, I respect someone who can go to the door of someone he doesn't know and make the offer.