Did your parents drop you on your head when you were little?

Some of you may not remember this, but for the last week or so, it’s been raining fairly hard in Vancouver. It rained so hard that my ultimate games were cancelled this weekend — the first time in memory that I’ve had games cancelled due to rain. It even rained yesterday. All this would lead me to assume that your plant-bed was still rather wet and water-logged. I would also assume that your exposed sidewalk would have similarly been washed fairly clean.

Apparently, however, I’m wrong. In the 2 blocks I walked today to get lunch, I walked past 2 condos with automatic sprinklers working on their gardens, that were clearly waterlogged, as water was starting to pool on top of the soil. Further to this, the doorman at Hotel Opus was power-washing the sidewalk outside. The sidewalk looked spotless. No gum, no dirt, nothing. But yet it still needed power-washing, apparently.