Does Your ‘Minnesota Nice’ Extend To Uncleared Driveways?
My son splits his time between preschool and grandma's house when mom and dad are at work. Yesterday was a grandma's day, so I went to pick him up in the middle of the snowfall during the afternoon.
When I arrived I noticed that the driveway hadn't been cleared yet, so I drove past the house to turn around and park on the street near the curb. When I came in to the house to pick up my kid, they asked me why I didn't park in the driveway.
I explained that I thought proper Minnesota protocol was to not drive onto a driveway that hadn't been shoveled yet to avoid packing down the snow with tire tracks. The tracks are such a massive pain in the butt to try to scrape off and some people (myself included) really don't want to have to deal with it!
They explained that they 'couldn't give a crap less,' and told me to just move my car into the driveway. I was shocked by this invitation because I thought it was proper Minnesota protocol to not drive onto the snowy driveway but apparently it's only me who cares I guess?
Regardless, I will continue to fight the good fight and not park my car on a snowy driveway. I was so conflicted that I even shoveled the driveway for them before I pulled my car in!
What are some of the other unwritten rules of a Minnesota winter?