Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Living La Vida Loca…

I bought a new lawn mower today. Yep. I think Ricky Martin summed it up best when he sang living la vida loca – the wild crazy life.

Now, I don’t want to alarm anyone but I think there’s going to be a machine uprising and it’s going to start with lawnmowers. Both of mine refused to work. For the exact same reason. They may be 1001 years old but still…they both started and then they both stopped. I did all the usual things. I checked spark plugs and filters. I swore a lot. I kicked wheels. I threatened them with eviction from the garden shed. I stamped my feet and raged against them for wasting my time. I rang and annoyed men and asked what could be wrong. Their answers? Get someone to mow the lawn - it’s easier. I don’t want easy. I want answers. There has to be a reason. I went and got clean petrol and oil and the same thing. Start – stop – shudder – copious smoke and then something that sounded suspiciously like a snicker. Both of them did the exact same thing. Coincidence? I think not – hence the reason I feel there is going to be a machine uprising.

So, there it is. I have a new lawn mower. Lord knows what wild excitement will top that tomorrow.
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Anonymous said...

Don't put the new one in the shed with the old ones - they will corrupt it!!

Sandra Cox said...

Woo hoo! :)