It has been a fairly productive day - walking dogs, clearing snow and doing numerous chores. I had arranged to see one of my friends today but we made the mutual decision to reschedule because of the forecast of heavy snow. I think that was a good decision - no use risking life and limb if it's not necessary and to be fair I've had a week fairly heavy in enjoyment.
I have just been looking out of the window surveying the snowy road. Whilst contemplating the scene a group of adolescents passed the house throwing snowballs at each other. Then one comedian decided he would throw a snowball at the window. This seemed to fill them with glee and then laughing they scarpered. I guess you could consider it fairly harmless. But is it? Firstly, it's an act of aggression, and they knew it wasn't appropriate or they wouldn't have run away. Secondly, it could have damaged my property. Thirdly, it could have been frightening. Now I don't want to sound like a killjoy. Kids are kids and they are entitled to enjoy their high spirits. I guess what I don't understand it's why it has to be at the expense other people? If I had been able to get my togs on quickly enough I would have gone outside to ask them. As it is I am left wondering about their motive and whether as we grow older it's inevitable that we become the victim of such pranks?