Well, the snow has abated, but it was the third largest storm in the hundred-year history of weather records in Chicago. Some places got nearly two feet of snow:
When I walked into my building at about 6:30 a.m., there was a guy in orange coveralls lying supine on the floor. At first I thought he was dead, and was just about to call 911, but then realized that he had his sock-clad feet up against the radiator, warming them. He (and a group of guys sitting on the stairs) told me, “We’ve been shovelling since 3 a.m., and we’re cold!” Thanks to them, though, I didn’t have to struggle to work through snowdrifts.
And, OMG, my car!
All over the city, people who have shovelled out their cars are trying to reserve the empty space by putting things like chairs and purloined traffic cones in it. This is illegal, but is it ethical? What would Sam Harris say?