What is this world coming to? I can’t understand anything any more. It is reported in the news, that yesterday two teenagers decided to become a little entrepreneurial and offer to shovel the driveways and sidewalks for the people in their neighborhood for a couple of bucks, so they went door to door shoveling snow. Sounds like a pretty nice thing to do as well as a good way to earn a couple of bucks for their pockets.
Next thing they know they are being questioned by the police. Why you might ask? And the answer you would get is because some neighbor thought them suspicious and called the cops. The two teens were told by the cops that it is against the law to ask or offer to shovel someone’s snow for them, but it is okay for a neighbor to request the teens to do the work.
Now how stupid is that? And How stupid is the cop? These two teenage boys set out to do something nice for people by shoveling their snowed in driveways and sidewalks, only to have some dumb cop interfere and tell them they are breaking the law.
I suppose it would also be against the law in summertime to offer to cut the grass or wash the car or a thousand and one other things a couple of teens could come up with.
That is almost as stupid as the law enacted against tobogganing. Tobogganing is a great way for children to get some exercise while playing in the snow with their friends and maybe even their parents, but some idiotic politician came up with a bi-law forbidding tobogganing. Are we just supposed to park our kids in front of the TV with video games so that they become obese and stupid, or should they be allowed to be kids and have some fun in the snow like we did as kids.
The next thing you know, it will be against the law to build a snowman or go ice skating in the park or at a nearby rink.