Sunday, 20 September 2009

It must be Sunday...

A typical mower

...because the neighbourhood is alive with the sounds of garden machinery. Mowers, hedgetrimmers, chainsaws, machines for pointlessly blowing leaves around the garden, you name it.

There's a gap in the great wave of ecomentalism that's sweeping the planet. We're worried about pollution, carbon footprints, rainforests, gulf streams, et al, and quite right too, but we've missed something. What about quality of life? Not just for endangered species or exotic tribes, but, well, you know, me. We don't seem to worry about noise pollution in our own back yard; and if we're desensitised enough for that then maybe our judgement when trying to save the rest of the planet is equally impaired. (Oops - I'm off subject - I feel a future grumpyblog coming on).

So back to garden machinery. What's going on here then? How come Honda, home of the slick and slimy adverts proclaiming how their products are making our world a better happier fluffier etc. place, make garden tools which can be heard clear across town? If they can make a car run on a glass of water or a cow fart for a week, can't they fit a silencer to a lawn mower? Just wondering.


  1. Hah! You obviously don't use public transport. If you did then this entry would be slating those who listen to their music too loud. It is the most intolerablely rude and ignorant habit. I have invested in a pair of noise cancelling headphones. Perhaps you should too, because no-one will ever shut up.

  2. Girls in bikinis using traditional push lawn mowers - perfect! Zero carbon dioxide emissions, a healthy pair of lungs and no poor third world children exploited in making cheap unnecessary clothing.

  3. whittyo ms god dad15 November 2009 at 18:59

    oooh she should be with somebody like you
    and at a lovely girl party in those exact clothes

  4. certainly something to ponder

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