Obviously, the snow is very thick here. This is always a particular worry of mine as I have serious mobility issues. DH and I went for a gorgeous walk, with him holding on to me. For the first time in years, I really wasn't 'intimated' by the bad weather and we had a lovely afternoon. On the way back, we were walking down our own street. The thick, soft snow stopped at a neighbour's gate and he had (I guess the previous day) cleared the pavement outside his house. The path looked clear but was actually black ice and I went flying. I'm fine other than cuts and bruises. Anyway, DH helped me up and we stepped into the thick snow instead as the cleared path was lengthy and obviously slippery.
I didn't realize that the owner was walking behind me. He didn't ask 'are you ok?' Instead he said loudly but to himself: 'bloody cheek walking on the road when I spent so much time clearing the path'.
I turned around and said 'Maybe you didn't notice, I just fell on the path. It was good of you to clear it but it turned to black ice. The thick snow is just safer for me to walk on. I have a bad leg anyway, so I have to be a bit more wary in the snow'. And he BURST OUT LAUGHING!
I just walked away and exclaimed 'so rude!' as I went. DH . Tbh, I was in a real amount of pain at that moment and wanted to tell him to bugger off.
AIBU to think this is really horrible? I know he was trying to do the right thing, but I think I was polite and he was a twat.
As some one who also has mobility issues and also fell last year due to someone clearing the ice and snow with water..effectivly creating a slide..I really dont think YABU.. Do you know this guy..ooh Id go back and shout at this man..
i think i read somewhere that if you clear a path and then someone falls as a result you could be held liable, i would be tempted to find out and post a copy through his door so he knows just how silly he was www.theanswerbank.co.uk/Law/Question848987.html i am not suggesting you actually sue, that would be mean, but it might make him think twice about laughing!
If you're not good on ice or snow though invest in some of these. They are awesome. I wish they'd been out years ago. They have made it so much easier to go out when it's icy. I've bought them for my entire family. And I don't look like a complete dick anymore picking my way across the pavement lol.
I'd be tempted to go out and tip a bucket of water over his front path so when he steps outside tomorrow HE goes flying. Then make sure you're around to witness it. And guffaw loudly, preferably while pointing at him. What an idiot.