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Snow in NYC: Things to do instead of shoveling

"Snow days are fun!" said every school-aged child ever. But what about adults?

For everyone else, snow days take on a whole new meaning: shoveling.

Whether it's your car, your driveway or even the sidewalk outside of your apartment, snow almost always means back-breaking, sweaty work.

So amNewYork has taken that mental check list everyone ticks off while shoveling and wrote it all down. Below, 10 things we would rather do than shovel.

Nap

If you'd rather shovel than nap, then why
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If you'd rather shovel than nap, then why are you even reading this? Plus, naps = life.

Go to work

Working from home on a snow day is
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Working from home on a snow day is magical, but the second someone suggests you should take a break to shovel is the second you wish you'd put your boots on and trudged to work anyway. Maybe you can still get out of it? Taxi!

Get stuck on a train with signal problems

Your patience may wear thin, but at least
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Your patience may wear thin, but at least you're dry. Plus you've been meaning to catch up on that novel in your bag anyway.

Exercise

There are a multitude of better ways to
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There are a multitude of better ways to break a sweat than lifting heavy, dirty snow while you get pelted in the face with sleet, ice, rain, etc.

Stand in line at the post office

Dealing with a surly postal worker after waiting
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Dealing with a surly postal worker after waiting 20 minutes in line still sounds better than shoveling wet, heavy snow for a half-hour.

Get Rickrolled

🎶Never gonna give you up, never gonna let
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🎶Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you...🎶 You're welcome.

Stub your toe

If it meant getting out of shoveling? Sure.
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If it meant getting out of shoveling? Sure.

Talk to a door-to-door salesman

Tell me more about your encyclopedias, please.
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Tell me more about your encyclopedias, please.

Taxes

Seriously, at least you get money back after
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Seriously, at least you get money back after all that hard work.

Sledding

Sledding, snowball fights, making snow angels, staring mindlessly
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Sledding, snowball fights, making snow angels, staring mindlessly at the flakes as they fall -- literally ANYTHING snow-related, except shoveling.

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