Most people really don't get how bad it is in Boston. Down here in Providence, we're lucky. Half as much snow, no reliable public transport other than busses (not that any bus stop has been shoveled or plowed) and really no where to put the snow or money to do more than occasionally run a blade on the road and throw some salt.
Down here in PVD think every other snow storm stuff gets plowed. Not after every storm.
It is bad.
If you've never spent time in Boston/Providence/New England, you can't really appreciate how close everything is, how tight it all is, there's really pretty much no room for anything in the summer. Add snow and it is a legit disaster. Snow is one thing. But it usually snows, then melts, maybe snows again, melts.
Not this year.
So if you think you're feeling all smug and stuff and better than someone else who's bitching. Give this a read.
And yes. It is bad. And most of the complaints are from people who have a house. Those who don't are much worse off. But the bigger tragedy is for those who were just making it work, two jobs, no car, doing everything in their power to put food on the table for their kids and they haven't been able to this last month.
If you pay bills, remove your safety net, then cut your income in half and try to imagine what most of the people in the region are going through.
I'm lucky. For now. But it breaks my heart to see people genuinely struggling made fun of. Laughed at. Or told "it could be so much worse." Maybe it is a character flaw.
It is what it is though.