Two huge Winter storms over the past week have led to an exponential increase in Maine’s Snowman population. Unfortunately, there are not enough igloos available to house all of the state’s new residents. As a result, volunteers from the Job Corps and Habitat For Humanity, as well as groups of local children, have taken to the streets to build structures to make sure the Snowmen do not become a part of Maine’s growing homeless problem.
“People seem to forget that it gets absolutely frigid here at night, and even Snowmen are susceptible to the elements,” explained Joey McBain of Habitat For Humanity. “And it’s not like we can just send them to the local shelters.”
As a result, igloo camps are popping up all over Brewer and Bangor this afternoon. This Modern Philosopher even got into the act and helped to assemble three Eskimo tents (that’s what the volunteers call them) for needy Snowmen.
While no more snow is expected over the next week, that doesn’t mean that the Snowman population will not increase over that time as bored kids, with nothing better to go while on Holiday Break, hit the streets and build, build, build.
“It would be better for everyone involved if kids put up an igloo for every Snowman they built,” McBain told me, “but we both know it’s a lot more fun to build a Snowman. We do have programs to teach Snowmen how to build their own homes, but they don’t seem to be very motivated to help themselves.”
What do you think, Modern Philosophers? Should there be a law requiring that Snowman builders also provide housing for their creations? Is your neighborhood overrun by homeless Snowmen? What are you doing to help the homeless problem in your town?
Snow brings nothing but headaches…