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post #16 of 22 Old 01-21-2019, 03:43 PM
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I swear the grocery & box stores and TV news stations are in cahoots..

Every time we get more than a dusting of snow,they hype it up like its the end of the world...this must make them a lot of money selling milk& bread,eggs,other foods,liquor--and the other stores hawk batteries,snow shovels,ice melter,generators,snowblowers,snow rakes,and anything else they can think of!...it makes me wonder,who needs to buy those things EVERY year ?..


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I swear the grocery & box stores and TV news stations are in cahoots..

Every time we get more than a dusting of snow,they hype it up like its the end of the world...this must make them a lot of money selling milk& bread,eggs,other foods,liquor--and the other stores hawk batteries,snow shovels,ice melter,generators,snowblowers,snow rakes,and anything else they can think of!...it makes me wonder,who needs to buy those things EVERY year ?..
It makes you wonder if anyone shops other than just prior to some natural disaster...like the world is going to run out of stuff
I drove an oil truck a long time ago and I used to remember the date of every snowfall...that early '78 one was bad, it followed an ice storm at the end of January that had us without electricity for a week, and we were just over that... I think that we had snow on the ground at the beginning of April still ...... but that was not the worst...we had one in January of '96 that was really bad...that started on a Sunday afternoon....nothing on the ground and then within an hour is was white out and really deep
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TH has a point. Why is there a run on snow shovels before the first storm every year? Do people throw out their shovels over the summer? Is there a conspiracy of smartly dressed agents of the government (we don't know whose) that surreptitiously make off with shovels in the middle of the night? Are folks really just too lazy to dig to the back of the shed and find the shovel from last year? All that said, I did buy a shovel this year to replace one I cracked last year.


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People moving to an area, or moving from an apartment to a home, and then people who dig out the old shovel and decide it's no longer fit for service.
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TH has a point. Why is there a run on snow shovels before the first storm every year? Do people throw out their shovels over the summer? Is there a conspiracy of smartly dressed agents of the government (we don't know whose) that surreptitiously make off with shovels in the middle of the night? Are folks really just too lazy to dig to the back of the shed and find the shovel from last year? All that said, I did buy a shovel this year to replace one I cracked last year.
That sounds funny...but if you think of it...most snow shovels you see now are plastic...they usually break pretty easily.....so people "make do" 'till the end of the winter and throw it away...I see a lot of them sticking out of people's garbage in March and April.....and a lot of people sell them as they move to Florida in the Spring time....a lot of garage sales around here on Long Island at that time of year where people proudly put out the lawn mower, snow blowers, winter coats, skis and old garden stuff and snow shovels, bragging that they are never going to use them again
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I use my snow shovel all the time but not only for moving snow. I use it with a rake when I rake up pine needles, acorns, and leaves and place them in a recycle can. I use it to load mulch in the wheel barrow. The ones Home Depot sells are more ergonomic and lighter than the metal shovels.

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I use my snow shovel all the time but not only for moving snow. I use it with a rake when I rake up pine needles, acorns, and leaves and place them in a recycle can. I use it to load mulch in the wheel barrow. The ones Home Depot sells are more ergonomic and lighter than the metal shovels.
Funny now that you mentioned it I have three snow shovels almost none of them get used in the winter. I use them in the barn and in the garage for cleaning up dirt, project debris etc.

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