In a Facebook post warning people about a speed trap, an Austrian man referred to police officers as "smurfs." He has been cited for violating “public decency” and faces a fine the equivalent of $197 American dollars. Imagine how much money municipalities would amass if this were done in the USA.
So far there isn't much snow on the ground in my end of Brooklyn, but the the heaviest band has yet to arrive. It looks like at least eight inches, which may sideline the book shop tomorrow too. I filled time by doing chores: hitting the recycling center and the ATM, vacuuming the floor and cleaning the windows, then doing Sunday's crossword. Here's a pic I took of the front of our building at about 11:30:
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