Always Greener

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7 comments posted
Mow a happy face in his lawn

Mow a happy face in his lawn next time it is long enough to do so...

Posted by Woodsy (not verified) on Thu, 05/13/2010 - 22:25
Damn those well-meaning

Damn those well-meaning neighbours!

Posted by XUP (not verified) on Fri, 05/14/2010 - 10:33
Woodsy: If it gets long

Woodsy: If it gets long enough under the lilac, I will! Brilliant.

XUP: I'm not entirely convinced he's well meaning. It's hard to say, yknow? I mean he's doing me a favour, right, and it's really nice of him. And he mowed the lawn all last year and I didn't care.

But I get a bossy paternalistic feeling from him, like he thinks I'm some kind of young female, by which I mean stupid and inept. And too, I feel a bit as if he thinks I'm not meeting his standards. It's helpful, but it's a kind of helpful that manages to somehow denigrate me at the same time. It gets my back up, for certainly.

Posted by megan on Fri, 05/14/2010 - 21:09
Obviously, I hope: that I

Obviously, I hope: that I think he categorizes young females as stupid and inept, not that I think they are.

Posted by megan on Fri, 05/14/2010 - 21:11
Lord, save me from people

Lord, save me from people trying to save me from myself! Amen.

Posted by Dave (not verified) on Sun, 05/16/2010 - 06:16
A tip about the reel

A tip about the reel mower:

If the grass is longish when you cut it try mowing it in one direction first then mow in a perpendicular direction. I've found that gives you a more even cut without having to resort mowing the lawn twice a week or something.

Gotta love not going deaf cutting the grass though, yeah? Or you hands not vibrating from the mild nerve damage!

Posted by Dave (not verified) on Sun, 05/16/2010 - 06:22
That's a good tip, Dave!

That's a good tip, Dave! Thank you. Yeah, I like it, I have to say. Helps that the lawn is pretty tiny too.

Posted by megan on Sun, 05/16/2010 - 12:20