The GOP’s wish list for D.C.

March 6, 2013

DO: Have a snowball fight!

DON’T: Bring a gun to a snowball fight!


(Cliff Owen/AP)

DON’T: Bring a gun with you while you go sledding. Not that this has happened, but we feel it’s probably worth disclaiming anyhow.

DO: Take pictures of snow and put them into our Flickr pool!

DO: Shovel. Once the snow is done, D.C. law allows you 24 hours to clear your walk. Do so.

DON’T: Shovel all of the snow in front of your house onto the walk in front of your neighbor’s house. They’ll justifiably hate you for it.

DO: If you borrow a neighbor’s shovel and it breaks while you’re using it, replace it plus beer or cookies — or both.

DO: Once the snow is done, clean the snow off of your car.

DON’T: Forget to clean off all the snow. There nothing awesome about seeing a sheet of ice fly off of the roof of your car and toward an innocent pedestrian when you slam on the brakes.

DON’T: Assume your Honda Civic can handle snowy conditions. It can’t.

BY NO MEANS EVER DO THIS: Reserve an on-street parking spot using a garbage can, traffic cone or chair. This isn’t Chicago or Boston, and we’re not getting nailed by four feet of snow. And even if we were, DIY parking spot reservations are verboten in D.C.

[Continue reading Martin Austermuhle’s post at DCist.com.]

Martin Austermuhle blogs at DCist . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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