Re: Who Pays?

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"As flexible as I am kind" has just been added to my personals ad. I expect quick results!


Posted by: Anderson | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 3:57 PM
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for a mow and blow job twice a month

Obligatory: ATM.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 4:03 PM
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Damn you, McManlyPants. 'Mow and blow job' is some of the tastiest low-hanging fruit around here in a while.

Those blower things, incidentally, are an abomination and should be banned.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 4:10 PM
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3: "Those blower things, incidentally, are an abomination and should be banned."

I would suspect they still are, in many of the Southern and backwards parts of the Union.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 4:21 PM
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I'll bet they are banned in Singapore


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 4:23 PM
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Picture of one of the six cabaleros in action.


Posted by: My Alter Ego | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 4:31 PM
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They're not banned in my neighborhood. Mr. B. bitches about them; I figure it's the price you pay for living in a neighborhood where everyone's got a damn gardener.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 4:31 PM
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1, don't forget "fast, clean and efficient."


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 4:31 PM
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6 is nsfw. 7, obviously, was referring to leaf blowers, not Mexican gardeners, about whom Mr. B. would never bitch.

It's the white gardener who pisses him off. He gives the Mexican gardeners beer.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 4:38 PM
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Oh, right, I forgot about the sacred right of Americans to make as much fucking noise as they want. Our lack of peace and quiet is one of the reasons this country is going to hell, peopoe.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 4:43 PM
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Our lack of peace and quiet is one of the reasons this country is going to hell, peopoe.

Truer words were never spoken, even by you, Jesus.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 4:45 PM
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Eh, I figure the right of underpaid gardeners to use the equipment that'll get their jobs done as fast and easily as possible is more important than my right to a quiet upper-middle class neighborhood.

Of course, if in your case it's your *neighbor* using the damn thing, rather than his paid gardener, you should wage passive-aggressive neighbor war, perhaps by raking all your leaves back over onto his lawn.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 4:46 PM
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Gas-powered leaf blowers are banned in WeHo, which doesn't stop the gardeners [and we use that term loosely] from using them. After all, the Sheriff has major crime to deal with in the average afternoon, what with PH being out of the clink...


Posted by: DominEditrix | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 4:47 PM
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Speaking of peace and quiet, there are masses of construction workers & equipment going at it on the lot behind my homesweethome. Occasionally, the building shakes. [The gas main, however, has now been marked. so I'm no longer in danger of becoming a crispy critter.] However, my doorbell keeps going off, which is freakishly annoying, as I'm waiting for the delivery guy to show up with my new washer. The doorbell is, in fact, broken, and what is ringing is the radio-wave amplifier that is still functioning.


Posted by: DominEditrix | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 4:52 PM
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the right of underpaid gardeners to use the equipment that'll get their jobs done as fast and easily as possible

But you know this means that their employers will just take on more jobs, and that the underpaid gardeners aren't going to work any less or for any more money, right?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 5:00 PM
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15: Great, thanks a million.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 5:03 PM
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Depends if they are being paid per garden or per hour. For guys doing piece-work or who are self-employed, quick == more money.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 5:03 PM
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construction workers & equipment going at it

H0tt.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 5:04 PM
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The vast majority of the people who are actually doing the leaf-blowing are not self-employed. Those who are aren't underpaid, unless they're bad at bidding jobs.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 5:07 PM
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re: 19

Ah, I have no sense of how it works there. At least where I live it seems to be mostly small contractors and self-employed guys. But I don't know how it works in urban/suburban areas in the US.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 5:13 PM
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Our lack of peace and quiet

There are solutions.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 6:22 PM
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Gas powered leaf blowers should be banned because they create unbelievable amounts of pollution. Ditto for most consumer lawnmowers and many jetskis.

Seriously if you have a slightly older lawnmower, it's making more pollution than your car, no matter how much you drive.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 7:08 PM
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2-stroke engines are the devil. Always upgrade to the 4-stroke - suck, squeeze, bang, blow!


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 07- 9-07 7:15 PM
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I didn't realize that "sod" was a root word.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 07-10-07 1:43 AM
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