Your Shot At Redemption

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Listen, we all make mistakes. You, me, even Tom Brady.

Maybe you and me more often than Brady.

But thankfully there’s such a thing as second chances. And for those of you who’ve failed so miserably to responsibly navigate the winter so far, today is a great opportunity for redemption.

Within 128, this was expected to be a relatively minor storm, a few inches at most, dandruff to a real New Englander.

So there’s really no excuse beyond disability or infirmity for not taking a few moments to brush the snow completely off your car.

Unless you are driving a stretch limo or a commuter rail train, it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. If you have to do it again later on when you leave work or school, it should take you even less time.

Likewise, there is no reason why you can’t get out there and clear a path along your sidewalk for the schoolkids to use when they go back to school tomorrow. The meteorologists say this snowfall will melt or be washed away completely by the end of the weekend, so all you have to do is enough to make your walk passable.

Is that really asking too much?

For the vast majority of you, it isn’t.

But if you’re among the minority thinking to yourself, no, I’m not gonna bother with that, you should know that the rest of us don’t appreciate it.

It makes us more likely to report you to the cops who are eager to crack down on scofflaws driving cars loaded with snow, or to the towns where unshoveled sidewalks can get you fined.

But let’s look forward.

If you’ve failed in these basic civic duties in the past, today is your chance to make it right.

Don’t blow it.

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