Yesterday, natch, I went down to school. My classroom plants were dying of thirst & I was dying of curiosity. I ran into this in the faculty parking lot:
On a good day, this lot at the back of Our Humble High School holds about 50 cars. The rest of the staff parks on byways leading into the school proper. Just to give you an idea, this mound is more than 12 feet high. Some of the snow piles around the building are higher than the roof! And, to answer your question (I knew you'd ask), about 8 cars can park here now unless we get some serious snow remediation, quick.
Next, I ventured down the hill to the student lot. I think the signs say it all, don't you?
The signage, I reckon, is addressed to both those attempting to park & to the Snow Gods, such as they are. Of course, the adjacent softball field is appropriately marked with a warning, as well:
And as for the student lot, which holds about 300 cars (they pay, we don't); I wouldn't go there if I were you, both figuratively & literally. One lonely Bobcat tractor was trying to make sense of this mess, aided by a small plow attached to a pickup truck.
Our dealy-0 when overwhelmed is to delay school by 2 hours each day, 'til the mess gets cleaned up. I'm thinkin' that we're gonna have a whole herd of those 2-hour delays next week. And as for Mother Nature & her recent shenanigans?
Well, this really is the Class of 2010's emblem emblazoned on the parking lot, but I say Zero Tolerance is the ticket. Click your Ruby Red Slippers together and say it three times with me, à la Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz."
No More Snow! No More Snow! No More Snow!
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