Over in Ireland it seems that they've been having about the same weather we've been having here in Boston -- cold and snow.
I am pretty familiar with things Irish and I am fairly certain a cold and snowy winter is not the norm.
Then I read this article on the Irish Times website:
Clearly snow is not a weather event the Irish government has planned for.
In Boston you are born with the knowledge that if you don't shovel your front walk the city will fine you. But you are also born with the knowledge that you can "save" your freshly dug out parking spot with whatever household item you like.
It used to be for the entire winter practically, until the city finally had to step in and actually say you could only "save" the aforementioned parking spot for 48 hours after the snowfall ended.
It goes a little something like this:
And for anyone who says "that won't happen here", I say just give it time.