Friday, July 3, 2009
Continued Adventures of Our Lawn
Well, it's been raining here for like 2 years straight or something and what with running a summer camp here and the fact that my lawn is under water, I haven't exactly kept up with my lawn mowing duties. I know, I know I'm such a lazy ass. All I need to do is put some pontoons on the mower... and the weed wacker is gas so it's not like I'll get electrocuted... well, unless I get hit by lightning. But details people, details.
The condition of the lawn, despite the obvious reasons why, has annoyed Joe, and after asking me every day "are you going to mow the lawn toady?" (you know, in the torrential downpours), he announced he was hiring a lawn care service to mow this week (passive aggressive much?). When I foolishly reminded him the lawn guy wouldn't be mowing in a thunderstorm either, Joe back-peddled a bit by saying he was just hiring the guy to 'help me out'. Yeah right. Turn on the damn sun, that would help me out.
So today the sun finally made an appearance. I wrapped up this session of summer camp and as all the rugrats went on their merry way home I busted out the lawn mower and got to work.
This is the note I sent to the lawn guy's wife (who sets his appointments):
It's so damn beautiful today that I mowed the lawn... Hope Tim doesn't mind. I really like mowing. It's the only time I can just relax in the yard (and can't hear the kids and they know not to come near me coz I'll mow their little asses over). So although Tim's a pro and would certainly render a better finished product, Joe sucks for taking away my quality mowing time. bastard.
Of and since I NEVER do as good as a job as Tim, I told Joe that Tim came and mowed and he was very pleased with his work. He'll probably be sending you a check.
Have a great day.