I grew up in a part of the country that more than its share of snow in the winter and it was a wonderful place to grow up because it seemed like there were always snowmen in every other yard.
You would get the really simple ones that a five year old child could do all the way to the ones that looked like some Hollywood CGI was involved in the making of them.
Now, there were some that were so big that you would actually need some kind of foundation reinforcing them.
There was one that I witnessed once that actually needed a series of three oil drums just for some steadiness so that when they were done forming this snowman it wouldn’t fall apart.
Now, there have been times where people have forgotten that the barrel was there and went to go jump into the snowman for whatever reason and found out really quickly that the barrel was there. Needless to say they didn’t do it twice.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of snow is playing in it — at least, when you’re little. Children don’t seem to mind the cold as much. Maybe it’s all their enthusiasm that keeps them warm.
Adults, on the other hand, tend to grouse about the weather and watch their kids play from the warmth of their own home.
But not these adults. Cody Lutz, his fiancée, and his fiancée’s sister decided to have fun with the snow and build something nearly every child has built at one point or another: a snowman.
But this wasn’t going to be just any snowman. This was going to be an epic snowman, so large that they had to use an old tree stump as a foundation for the bottom snow “ball.”
They were impressed with their handiwork, but they weren’t the only ones. Someone else spotted the gigantic snow creature and turned a bit frosty, which led them to make a rather foolish decision.
“I went to work on Monday and I came home to this Monday night which is (sic) the irony is pretty funny,” Lutz said, according to NBC.
The photo really says it all. Poetic justice — instant retaliation: The snowman made it clear he was not to be messed with.
“This is Petersburg for you,” Lutz posted on Facebook after realizing what had transpired in the front yard. “What they didn’t count on, is the massive stump in the center. Life is hard, but it’s much harder when you’re stupid.”
The tire tracks led up to the base of the snowman, and the crunched snow and tree stump peeking through tell a fairly straightforward tale. While Lutz either doesn’t know or isn’t going to tell who the culprit was, it would probably be pretty easy to tell by looking at the front of the truck.