By Jim Hagarty
You leer in their general direction with a come hither look, but they avoid eye contact. They know what you want. They know exactly what you want. So they pretend not to see you. They’ve been down this road before and have regretted the times they gave in.
Another one walks by. Looks straight ahead. You move closer, thinking you can’t be avoided but you’re wrong. You begin to question yourself.
“What is wrong with me?” you wonder. “Do I pose just too big a challenge? Has my reputation spread?”
Occasionally one goes by who glances your way, but this time, you look down, pretending not to see them. Those ones charge money for services rendered and it hasn’t come to that yet. In desperation only would you turn to one of them. But, you are almost at that point. You’ll soon have to do something.
Before all the neighbours put their snowblowers away for the day and you are forced to shovel out your driveway!