‘In years past, snowstorms were just white guys out clearing snow and black guys walking in the middle of
the street. Go into cities like Baltimore, Washington or Philadelphia after a snow and you always see a bunch of black people walking in the streets. We still had some of that, but we’re much more vibrant now so the mix of responses to the snow is more diverse too.
Watching the Indians deal with snow has been one of the more enjoyable things over the last twenty-four hours. They suck at snow removal. Now, America tends to get only upper caste Indians so they are probably not used to physical work, but mastering a shovel is not that hard. Watching ten of then work one shovel, smoking and gibbering to one another made me feel like Charles James Napier.
One of things I’ve noticed about South Asians is they tend to confuse activity for work. (Women do this too – ed.) South Americans do this and have made it an art form.’
UPDATE – Comment from “Uker”:
Very few people after that bothered to clear snow, which is a wonderful way of saying we were happy to work together for the general good until some smart arse lawyer decided there was money for him/her in laying blame, so we opted for no blame.