Thank You For Shoveling
Kit Hodge emailed me to let me know about a new service called Thank You For Shoveling.
As Kit explained to me…
As you well know, snow both adds to the charm and creates a lot of frustration in Milwaukee. And by snow, I mean snow removal. Now that it’s the snow season, your readers might be interested in our new, free “Thank you for shoveling” cards, designed to encourage your neighbors to shovel the sidewalks during the winter.
It’s easy to curse your neighbors when it takes you ten extra minutes to get to work in the morning because you have to wade through snow or jump over slush. We’re making it easy for people to do something constructive and neighborly about keeping their block shoveled this winter. We’ll send you cards, and all you have to do is drop them in the mailbox of your neighbors who shovel. A little positive reinforcement goes a long way towards making a snow-free and friendlier block. This definitely won’t work for people living in larger buildings controlled by a management company but in mid- and low-rise areas with more homeowners it’s a good solution to the eternal neighborhood problem of sidewalks blocked by snow.