Every winter, I hold a grudge against the maintenance crew in our neighborhood.  Whenever the sidewalks freeze, they just dump entire buckets of salt all over the place.  Not only does it get tracked inside almost immediately, but it gets stuck in our dog's paws.  And let me tell you, you don't know heartbreak until you see a little 15-pound dog limping around, just trying to go to the bathroom.  Poor guy...

Anyway, I wish those maintenance guys would do something like this instead.  It would make everyone's lives a lot easier, and it would barely cost them anything!