During the last snowstorm I was looking out the window enjoying a glass of wine and watching the snow fall. Then I saw a truck with a snow plow pull up to my neighbor’s driveway, spend all of 5 minutes moving the snow around, and drive away. It was clear the plow was hired and was in fact not a friend of my neighbor’s, as the company on the side of the truck is the same one that he has cut his lawn on a weekly basis in the summer.
What I saw next really baffled me. My neighbor and his teenage son went out and spent the next 30 minutes cleaning up the driveway where the plowed had missed and also shoveled the sidewalk. Why did he hire someone to plow his driveway and then go out and basically shovel it himself?
This got me thinking about what services I usually do myself and which one I hire others to do and whether it’s worth the expense.