Thursday, June 2, 2011

Things that deserve the stink-eye:

Or, maybe not.

I discovered this video after surfing a news site which featured a new tab marked “idiots.” Naturally, I HAD to click. Here's the thing. I admit I have to chuckle at this guy. Who wouldn’t? And yes, I guess I would agree that this man is indeed correctly categorized as an idiot in this circumstance but I also must admit this: I completely understand him. To be quite honest, I might have continued mowing my lawn too.  

And I suspect I wouldn’t be the only guy. Am I right guys? It’s all about how we guys think.

Now wives/significant others reading this: don’t misconstrue this. I am not suggesting we men typically think like idiots. Stop nodding like bobble-heads. My goal is to defend men. Let me explain.

Try to imagine the determined lawn-mower-man’s thought process...Say it’s a weekend. Say a guy has a lot of things on his to-do list. Say he ALWAYS has a lot of things on this to-do list. Say he wants to get them over with. Say there’s something important happening later. Say there’s beer and/or nachos involved. And say he was almost finished the lawn anyway.

See? It all makes sense now. We guys take risks simply to be more efficient. There is a price to pay though: according to, men are 82% more likely to be struck by lightning than women.

Uh oh. I just realized something. Maybe lightning is attracted to idiots? Bummer. Most likely that means I'm next.


Teachinfourth said...

I've continued to mow the lawn in the rain when I was a kid...mostly because I wanted to get it finished. Of course, if it started hailing like that I probably would have kept on mowing just because it was cool.

As an adult? I'd have gone in and watched a movie until it ended.

Munk said...

The job needed done.

Summer said...

I wouldn't have let my husband back in the house until the he'd finished. "Are you going weedeat?" I kid. I understand the need to complete the task at hand.

karensomethingorother said...

oh dear. That was an admirable attempt at justifying manhaviour ;)

jono said...

I don't really have anything I can say to that as I have done that very same thing. But in my defence...I am an idiot! :-)

Selina Kingston said...

His wife clearly must have told him she wanted the lawn mown. ....or else!!

Underground Dude said...

For some reason, the video didn't show up for me.

I just don't mow my lawn...

It helps that I rent, and don't have to though...

paulsifer42 said...

You seem to 'say' a lot of things in this post. I totally agree though. I might have continued mowing, in hopes that I could just hurry up and get it done and not think about it again for the week.

Homemaker Man said...

That's why I use a rubber lawn mower.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Rationalize it any way you want, my friend. Mowing the lawn during a hail storm DOES deserve the stink-eye.

Sandra said...

So clearly no comment is really needed on this post since you've basically worked your way through my exact thought process :)
But I'm here to say, "Good for you for thinking like a woman!"

Mrs4444 said...

Loved your fun ending to this entertaining post. Maybe that guy was just sick of his wife ragging on him about getting the lawn mowed and he just didn't want it to wait another day?! Funny.

Alistair said...

I just feel sorry for the guy. Not that he didn't stop but just carried on. Not that it's clearly a stupid thing to do in the cricumstances. just that he was unlucky enough to be cayght on camera doing it.

There but for the grace of Dog goes me!

{sorry - my fingers are dyslexic}

dbs said...

@Teachin4th You see both sides well.
@Munk Exactly.
@Summer I can tell you understand.
@karen Thank you.
@jono Ditto.
@Selina Quite possibly.
@Underground Dude Sorry. Not sorry you don't have a lawn. That part sounds great.
@paul My sentiments too.
@HomemakerMan HA! Awesome idea.
@DSWS Rationalizing is my middle name.
@Sandra You see through BS so well.
@Mrs4444 Most likely.
@Alistair Too many people with too many cameras eh?

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