1. “You really know how to handle yourself with that shovel/snow blower.”
Wisconsin’s brutal winters are a fact of life. You can either be miserable for 50% of the year or grin and bear it. People who know their way around a pile of snow with a shovel (or the lucky ones with a snow blower) are more likely to survive and have lots of adoring friends and neighbors. And if you compliment their amazing snow-gifts, they may be more likely to help you clear your driveway.