Friday, 12 February 2010 16:51

Snow and the Generations

Written by Administrator
Rate this item
(1 vote)

Having been blasted by endless snow storms (like most of the East Coast) for days on end, I’ve been busy watching out the window, checking out the action in the neighborhood. Here’s what caught my attention: there are various approaches to the business of snow removal. As a keen observer of human nature (that’s what we coaches do) I have seen some clearly discernable differences among the generations as they deal with several feet of the white stuff showing up on their doorsteps. Here’s what I’ve seen so far:

The Silents (b. 1925-1945) – Their answer to the snow is mano a mano. It’s important to get a path cleared. It’s personal. It’s about overpowering Mother Nature’s hold on us. They are out there with shovels and every other form of hand tool, making their mark on the white landscape. Like so many other tough conflicts over the decades, they will respond, put a shoulder to the wheel, and persevere until the job is done. We can only hope the cardiac specialists are available if needed.

Baby Boomers (b.1946-1964) – They may get all blissy about the beauty of the snowfall and the individualism of each snowflake. But when it comes to snow removal, the Boomers are all about the big power that comes from BIG toys. They bring the giant tractors – Kubotas and Deeres – to the party, and these bad boys are packing industrial snow blowers that easily put your front yard snow over the house and into your backyard. Comfortably sitting inside heated cabs with stereo and drink holders, the Boomer crowd takes snow manipulation from passion to obsession.

Gen-X (b.1965-1980) – Whatever. Snow is a total pain, best handled by someone else. The complaints are many, the action is slight. I have seen representatives of this group slog through the snow in expensive sneakers – and also arrive coatless in single digit weather. They have more trouble seeing the snowfall as anything but an inconvenience in their very busy lives, and wish that someone else would just make it stop. Now.

The Millennials (b.1981 to 2000) — Similarly inconvenienced by the snow as the Gen-Xers, this generation, the first to come of age in the new millennium, looks for ways to plan themselves out of future snow events. They are watching the weather reports on every available technology in order to get advanced notice of the next big storm. They want to be ready, to have a plan to minimize the disruption in their lives. I have seen them shoveling some, with iPods as accessories. They speak longingly about acquiring a walk-behind snow blower for use on the sidewalks in front of their new townhomes.

So that’s what is happening in my part of the world, on another cold and snowy night. Does the action in your neighborhood measure up? Same or different? Would love to hear your thoughts….

Last modified on Wednesday, 04 August 2010 16:53
Administrator

Administrator

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

685 comments

  • Comment Link Zulma Saturday, 13 January 2018 11:15 posted by Zulma

    I simply could not go away your site prior to suggesting that I really loved the usual information an individual supply for your
    visitors? Is going to be back continuously in order to check out new posts

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link Alicia Friday, 01 December 2017 19:54 posted by Alicia

    I've been browsing online more than 4 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content
    as you did, the web will be much more useful than ever before.

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link Colingob Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:59 posted by Colingob

    acheter clomid
    clomid pharmacie acheter sans ordonnance
    acheter clomid 50mg
    clomid pharmacie acheter sans ordonnance

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link Charlieerrob Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:59 posted by Charlieerrob

    propecia sexual side effects
    propecia avis
    finasteride or propecia
    propecia

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link Timothywam Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:59 posted by Timothywam

    amoxicilline sans ordonnance pharmacie
    amoxicilline sans ordonnance
    amoxicilline abcГЁs dentaire sans ordonnance
    equivalent amoxicilline sans ordonnance

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link Juliusfet Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:57 posted by Juliusfet

    [url=http://tadalafil20mgpaschereninde.com/]tadalafil 20mg side effects[/url]
    achat tadalafil 20mg
    acheter tadalafil 20mg
    tadalafil tablets 20mg

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link Erlinda Friday, 18 August 2017 02:21 posted by Erlinda

    Spot on with this write-up, I seriously feel this website needs a great deal more
    attention. I'll probably be back again to see more, thanks for the
    advice!

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link DominicPaf Wednesday, 21 June 2017 17:30 posted by DominicPaf

    how to buy viagra online forum
    Levitra
    cialis tadalafil 20mg wirkung
    http://levitraclr.com/ - Levitra Online
    how long does 50mg viagra last for

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link Magnolia Thursday, 01 June 2017 19:25 posted by Magnolia

    Hi! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading your
    blog posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics?
    Many thanks!

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link Roger Wednesday, 17 May 2017 18:39 posted by Roger

    Wow, this piece of writing is pleasant, my younger sister is analyzing these kinds of
    things, thus I am going to let know her.

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Start
Prev
1

Add comment


Free Report

LEADING NOW:How to Stand Out as a Leader in these Unusual Times

Name
Please type your full name.
E-mail
Invalid email address.
Please enter the characters shown Please enter the characters shown
Invalid Input

Bonus: this enrolls you for our free ezine

We value your privacy - we do not share your email address with third parties.

Get the Book