The United States was recently hit with snowy weather at a scale that we haven’t seen in a long time. While it’s pretty common in certain parts of the country (Buffalo, New York, for instance), others aren’t as familiar with snowstorms. In a given year, over $300 billion is spent on business travel and winter storm Harper clobbered enough of the United States to put a wrench in the travel plans of countless people. While many were frustrated by this, others accepted it and relished the childlike glee that only a fresh coat of snow can bring.
Kentucky doesn’t see snow very often, so when they got a whole bunch of it one family came together to build a snowman of epic proportions. Cody Lutz, his fiancee Lucy Sandifer and her sister Laura Sandifer were excited about the snow. The Sandifer sisters rarely saw snow, so the three set to work on a masterpiece. Their masterpiece would end up being a nine-foot-tall snowman.
“We were playing in the snow, she’s from Mississippi… so this is the most snow she’s ever seen in her entire life. I’m from Buffalo so this is no big deal. I love the snow!” said Lutz.
To help the snowman stay upright, they used a massive tree stump in their front yard as a solid foundation. They surrounded it with snow and created the rest of the snowman on top of it. Excellent engineering acumen, we must say. They then made a larger than life replica of the tophat donning the famous living snowman, Frosty. And they were proud of their work.
But at least one person didn’t like their snow monument. Rather than minding their own business, this person decided that they would destroy the winter wonder that the three worked hard to build. Not only would they destroy it, but they’d do so by driving their vehicle through the front yard to run it over. Take that, Frosty!
They revved their engine and peeled through the yard, directly at the snowman. Karma was swift as the front end of the would-be vandal’s vehicle forcefully met the stump concealed within the snowman’s body. As you can imagine, the stump didn’t budge at all. Frosty still stood, grinning all the while. An estimated three million people visit urgent care centers in the United States each week, but the jury’s still out on whether this driver sustained any injuries because they promptly fled the scene. Their vehicle, we can imagine, was probably not so lucky. Tree stumps are formidable opponents against vehicles.
The driver, however, couldn’t get away without leaving some evidence. Firstly, tire tracks across the lawn. Thanks for tearing up the yard. Secondly, a huge front bumper print in the snow where they attempted to topple Frosty. Thanks for the laugh. Lutz posted a picture of the evidence on Facebook with the accompanying post:
“Life is hard, but it’s much harder when you’re stupid.”
And that’s how Frosty taught the meaning of the newly coined term Carma.