Sochi Games organizers planted this one beside an absolutely immaculate patch of snow, groomed like a Japanese garden, next to the ski jump venue. Olympic snow, clearly a posh relation to the white stuff you and I are familiar with, cannot be walked on with dirty shoes, the sign instructs. And "if you need to do a job near or on the snow surface area - please, clean up thoroughly after yourself!"
The sign concludes with this gem:
"Please, remember, this is our Olympic Snow. It is a treasure for us all, please, take good care of it!"
Which, of course, made me just want to lie down on the pampered stuff, do a giant starfish and scribble "John Woz Here" on it with a big stick.
But being a good boy ... Click. Tweet. (hash)Sochiproblems, this one's for you.
See the sign here: https://twitter.com/johnleicester/status/433105818368897025
— By John Leicester—Twitter http://twitter.com/johnleicester
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