Forget teens going door-to-door offering to shovel out your car or driveway for some extra bucks on a snow-day off school. For those getting a taste of late-winter wrath in the Northeast today, there are, of course, apps for such services: Dial up one in Pittsburgh or New York or beyond and a driver will appear, presto, to rescue your car for you.
But why dig out and drive at all? Don’t sweat gubernatorial declarations of emergency and difficult road conditions from Virginia to Maine. You can get your ma po tofu delivered, snow be damned. For a premium, any convenience can be had.