The Case Against Leaf Blowers
Friday, November 25, 2016
Hell is other people, with leaf blowers.
A bunch of neighbors were sitting around the other night, talking yard work, and the conversation returned to a frequent target: a certain ex-neighbor, now long gone, who was unduly fond of his leaf blower. This is a familiar tale, how he tormented the block every autumn weekend chasing leaves around his small yard with his shrieking machine, leaving behind the lingering stench of gasoline fumes and resentment. I never met this fellow--he moved out before I moved in--but his legacy is secure: He is The Asshole With the Leaf Blower.