Boston Mayor Tells City’s Residents to Stop Jumping Out of Windows into Snow [Video]
I'm sure that the record snowfall in Boston has been challenging for those who live there.
As a resident of West Michigan, though, I find myself being maybe a little unsympathetic: "Oh, you call that a blizzard? We call it Tuesday."
Maybe it's because we're used to getting pummeled with snow that it just seems like we freak out less.
Boston residents kind of sound they're losing it. First, it's snow rage" and now this fad of leaping out of windows into snow and posting videos to social media.
What should we call this phenomenon, snow stupidity?
It sounds like Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh feels that way about it.
At a news conference Tuesday, he issued a message to thrill seeking snow jumpers: Stop it.
I’m asking people to stop their nonsense right now. These are adults jumping out windows-- it’s a foolish thing to do and you could kill yourself.”
In the past three weeks, tons of videos have surfaced featuring greater Bostonians jumping out of windows, often dressed only in their underwear, with the hashtag #BostonBlizzardChallenge.
Walsh, who according to The Boston Herald first learned of the social media trend while watching the Sunday night news, is urging Boston residents to use common sense.
“We’re asking people to act responsibly in the city of Boston. This isn’t Loon Mountain. This is the city of Boston, where we’re trying to remove snow off of the street and it becomes very dangerous. And the last thing we want to do is respond to an emergency call where somebody jumped out of the window because they thought it was a funny thing to do.”