Saturday, June 14, 2003

lawn care

i just don't get this men and lawn care thing. it is some kind of Saturday morning ritual? men, out in their yards, looking serious, mowing, hedging, pulling weeds...why? i understand the part about having a lawn that is mowed, clean, etc., but these guys look really serious, like this is important work (see my earlier observation about importance and mundane things with our prez and golf, below). mowing is serious, important work? wow, am i out of touch.

I guess it has something to do with asserting one's sense of self or something. doing the familiar in uncertain times or some kind of similar psycho-babble nonsense. "i am man, see me mow!"

anyway, a neighbor of ours left her husband because he was being a jerk. he was out of town when she left -- he had told her that this might be a good time for her to get the **** out, so she did. my wife said, "watch, when he gets back into town, he is going to mow his lawn." sure enough, saturday morning, there he is, out mowing, like life was wonderful.

guess if your lawn is neat and tidy, you can handle anything.

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