In Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC after Winter Storm Stella. The streets are full of slush and the sidewalks have between four and six inches of hardened snow topping them. Reporter Carrie Noble finds a man sitting on a crate drilling holes in the snow.
Stubble: [over drilling sounds] Hi there! Do you mind if I take your picture and ask you a few questions for an online magazine?
Man: [turns off drill and smiles so nicely] What?
Stubble: Can I ask you some questions and record them for an online magazine? It’s called Stubble!
Man: [starts to laugh] What?
Stubble: Well I’m from Minnesota and we get a lot more snow than this sometimes and I’ve never seen anyone use a drill to break up the snow before. I think it’s really cool!
Man: [can’t stop laughing and motions for me to take a picture]
Stubble: Thanks! Where did you get that thing? What is it for?
Man: [still laughing – pokes the drill at the side of the building] It’s for the walls. [pokes at the snow] There’s too much ice. It’s too hard.
At this point, the man waves over a 20-something to translate for him and keeps drilling
Stubble: Thanks! Does he work here or for the building? What’s his job?
20-Something: [exasperated and walking away] He’s doing his job. He’s moving the snow. That’s his job.
Stubble: Uh. Ok! Thanks, everyone! Bye!
Man: [still laughing – waves goodbye]