Boston now has 95 inches of snow, and other towns in Massachusetts have recorded over a hundred. The snow scenes coming out of New England are insane. The mayor of Boston warned residents to stop jumping out of windows into the snow -or off roofs and balconies- because it’s dangerous. It’s become a thing on YouTube and Vine. Marty Walsh’s speech probably did not have the effect he intended.
Greater Boston resident Christina Phaup, 25, told The Huffington Post that she hadn’t even heard of anyone jumping out of their windows before Walsh’s speech.
“I haven’t had contact with the outside world in days," said Phaup, who was snowed in at her apartment over the long weekend. Now that Walsh gave her the idea, though, “I’m putting that on my to-do list.”
Phaup’s friend, 25-year-old Andrew Rosenblatt, lives in the Boston suburb of Quincy and told HuffPost he would definitely heed Walsh’s warning. However, after learning of Phaup's response, he stated, “If she’s doing it, I’m doing it.”
One of the gigantic snow piles near MIT. They're calling it Mt. Cambridgemanjaro (or Mt. Simmons. It has many names). pic.twitter.com/uzkCqaVzjW— Braden (@coltmonday) February 14, 2015