Texting on the lawn, a rough row to mow?
This is the season when thousands of people are being injured by doing really stupid things with a dangerous gadget, and I guess nothing can be done about it because it’s probably protected by that Second Amendment.
According to a shocking new story, people are doing stuff like cutting the grass in flip-flops, drinking alcohol while they mow, and even talking on the phone or texting.
Excuse me? I am not making this stuff up, I swear.
How does talking on the phone while mowing even work?
“Hey Julie, it’s me, Lamar! Yeah, I’m just here VROOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!”
But as stupid as that sounds, it doesn’t begin to compare with the image I have of some idiot mowing his front lawn next to a busy street, and I think about his very last text message ever:
I’m wearin’ my new flip-flops and drinkin’ a beer, and I’m almost done mowin’ my…
Top and lower right: President George W. Bush operates a stand-on lawnmower during his tour of Wright Manufacturing, which makes the machines, in Frederick, Maryland January 18, 2008.
Right: A Thai-Chinese devotee with a lawnmower pierced through his cheeks joins a rally to mark the annual Vegetarian festival in Phuket province, October 9, 2005. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang