Dude, so what if there is snow in front of my shop after nine days??

Clearing the snow in Amman's mecca street
The two guys in the photo above were clearing some snow from a corner on Mecca street, yesterday, Friday.

Well it’s about time people!.

I can’t understand the laziness and the nonchalant attitude of some business owners (let alone home owners).

It’s day NINE after the snow in Amman and some businesses in Mecca street are just waiting for the sun (or the municipality) to clear every last patch of snow from their shops parking lots..
Snow in front of a store

Snow in front of a store

We’ve all seen the situation a few days ago. Melting snow piled everywhere (by the earth moving equipment that was used by GAM and others). The water flowing from those piles was freezing in the morning and causing accidents.

I just don’t understand why we all can’t move our butts and deal with the snow in a more energetic manner. Me included by the way. I damaged my car a bit when I hit a pile of snow in front of our house!

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12 Responses to “Dude, so what if there is snow in front of my shop after nine days??”

  1. Hani Obaid Says:

    On my street, 2 egyptian porters were clearing snow from their employer’s house’s front yard and dumping it dead center in the middle of the street. Ugggghhh, how incosiderate some people can be !

  2. ArabianMonkey Says:

    LMAO Hilarious actually. I walk a lot and was thinking the same thing today! I was like are these left over ice piles not bothering anyone at all? There are ones a meter high piled on corners of sidewalks, blocking the ramps. Some homes are also oblivious with piles in front of houses. It’s wild behavior actually, like a few other things an entire society is so blasé about.

  3. kinzi Says:

    Thanks for bringing this up. I knew I had already used up my allotment of complaints about Ammani snow behaviour. GGrrrrr.

  4. Dave Says:

    I keep a pet pile of snow in a shadow in front of my house…just for fun. I hope it sticks around for a while. :P

  5. ArabianMonkey Says:

    This blog’s for you! :P http://naydynmoody.blogspot.com/2008/02/pet-piles-of-snow.html

  6. Moey Says:

    Salamat, and watch out

  7. ali alhasani Says:

    Finally someone spoke about this! i didn’t see a country in the whole world have snow left in it’s street after 9 days for god sake 9 days
    this is allot…and the snow in the main streets is black BLACK!!
    why why why don’t the Gov Remove it ?
    this is showing that we are a retard country more and more!!
    where is our face from the Tourist coming to visit jordan in this time ?
    they’ll come home and say…what the hell !!
    Sorry Jordan i love you but this is allot really..

  8. akinoluna Says:

    Um…that’s normal? Every single place I’ve ever been that gets regular snow is full of random piles of snow like that when winter starts to leave. Where on earth do you expect people to put it? Down the kitchen sink drain?

    However…dumping it in the middle of the street isn’t cool…and I’m confused as to why they would shovel out a yard in the first place. Yards are one of the only good places for snow to sit around, out of the way…

  9. Frozen Says:

    well … i moved my but :D … and guess wht ??? guys in cars had their ultimate laughs after splashing me with water and snow balls … but the traffic police where just there for me … they kept on appearing every 2 min. ray7een jayeen … :s

  10. Ali Says:

    People are so ignorant and depending on the Municipality to clean the roads.
    First of all, the government doesnt have the enought equipments to do so. Secondly, it’s teh duty of every single person and business owner to clean outside their shop or resident. I had to take my mom to the dentist 5 days after the storm and the doctor had a very tiny path between the piled snow and there was ice and my mom and I almost slipped! talk about responsibility.

  11. Shalabieh Says:

    If you look on my FB profile you will see my “I hate Snow” pics including the after the storm not so nice pics of the dirty snow… I also blogged about. I am not a fan and I agree people should move it on.

    I read a comment that workers were piling it in the middle of the street. Well this way at least cars drive over it and it dissolves and disappears much faster than if it were piled on the side as we still see!

  12. Bilal Says:

    On the other hand, that poor store owner in Mecca street was waiting for the 3 meters high snow mountain to melt a little bit before starting to remove it! The loaders that cleaned the snow during the storm used to pile snow in HUGE mountains in some areas.
    Thank god we have Egyptians in Jordan.

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