Let me clear something up--it's not simply that I don't care for grass as I so glibly announced in the prior post.
My vigorously non-competative nature begs me to clarify that I am, in fact,
POLITICALLY OPPOSED TO LAWNCARE.
It's true--I do try to keep it a secret because if word got out really, what would the neighbors think
I live in Marysville, Ohio--home of Scotts Lawncare.
There's a sign posted for all who enter this town proclaiming, "Marysville, Where the Grass is Always Greener."
A few years ago I thought my neighbors won the Publisher's Clearing House prize-thing--at 4 a.m. the street was lit up with camera crews, helicopters, etc--they were filming a commercial because their lawn was so gd fantastic.
That sort of thing makes me ill.
I'd take a sandy beach anyday--or a big pile of leaves.
Here's a quote from one of my favorite websites:
Why nationalized lawn care?
Studies show that the rich have large and beautiful lawns, while the poor often have no lawns or small lawns of poor quality. This is patently inequitable and unjust, and can have traumatic effects on self-esteem and social growth. The Federal Government must step in to ensure that every American realizes his or her right to have the self-esteem that only a thick, green lawn can provide.
Further, we see strong evidence of social injustice in means of providing lawn care. Rarely does a rich man provide lawn care for a poor family, but the poor are often found serving the rich in providing lawn care. Low-paying jobs in which the poor serve the rich include service activities such as mowing lawns, raking leaves, weed removal, and chemical lawn treatment. Social justice demands rectification!
Okay, enough about grass--I'm going to go watch re-runs of Pinky and the Brain and fix homemade pierogis to protest Saint Patrick's Day--