The Washington, D.C. area was hit this week with a record-breaking snowfall of 30 inches. This has brought out the best in neighbors all over the region, as we help each other dig out. But, in snoburbia, everything is competitive. Everything.
On my local snoburb's listserv, several high school boys have offered to shovel driveways. But one student (let's call him "Shovel Kid") offered to donate all his snow-shoveling money to a charity, LLS. How nice, I thought. Then a few hours later, this appeared on the listserv: