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Re: grumble


Ugh.  Hope I don't live long enough to see that.

On 5/10/09, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
>
> Some sort of virtual surface, I expect, made from recycled plastic grocery
> bags. It'll have to be shampooed once a week but never mowed.
>
> On May 10, 2009, at 9:57 AM, Kitty wrote:
>
> I am surprised that I haven't seen a pink one.  The Breast Cancer People
>> have made everything available in pink.
>>
>> "When lawn mowers are just about to go the
>>> way of newspapers and land-line telephones, "
>>>
>> what will they be replaced with?
>>
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <inlandjim1@q.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2009 10:46 AM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] grumble
>>
>>
>> I'm sure that lawn mowers are designed with the king of the castle in
>>> mind. We're a nation of happily married couples with 2.3 children
>>> after all. But don't fret. When lawn mowers are just about to go the
>>> way of newspapers and land-line telephones, some genius will discover
>>> women and market a boutique model, likely in a variety of pastel
>>> colors--which will be hailed as another step forward for western
>>> civilization. It's only a matter of time; marketing ingenuity knows no
>>> bounds.
>>>
>>>
>>> On May 10, 2009, at 8:50 AM, Kitty wrote:
>>>
>>> What is this feaky attitude about height lately?
>>>> Have you noticed all the dining room ensembles are being made
>>>> taller?  I really prefer to have my feet on the floor than on the
>>>> rung of a chair.
>>>> More to the point.  I bought a new lawn mower.  A low-end Craftsman,
>>>> no bells or whistles because I don't have a big yard.  However, this
>>>> also means (though it didn't occur to me to check before purchasing)
>>>> that there is no height adjustment to the handle. It's one size fits
>>>> all.  It is set for someone who is, at a minimum 6 feet tall, so I
>>>> have to mow like a 10 year old with my hands at neck height, which
>>>> means I have very little pushing power from that angle.  Also, since
>>>> the handle is so long, so that people with size 18 feet don't stick
>>>> their toes into the back of the mower, the pull cord is now about a
>>>> mile long.  My arms are not long enough to hold the starter and push
>>>> bars together AND pull the cord far enough to get it to start.
>>>>
>>>> So I have to tie the bars together and brace the back of the mower
>>>> against a landscape timber so I can pull the cord.  Geez, I am not
>>>> that short.  What the *&%$# is going on????
>>>>
>>>> And when is Dyson going to discover the marketing value and make a
>>>> lawn mower with a pivoting ball?
>>>>
>>>> Kitty
>>>> neIN, Zone 5
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>>>>
>>> Inland Jim
>>> Willamette Valley
>>> 44.99 N 123.04 W
>>> Elevation 148'
>>> 39.9" Precipitation
>>> Hardiness Zone 8/9
>>> Heat Zone 5
>>> Sunset Zone 6
>>> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
>>> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
>>>
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>> 07:02:00
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>>
> Inland Jim
> Willamette Valley
> 44.99 N 123.04 W
> Elevation 148'
> 39.9" Precipitation
> Hardiness Zone 8/9
> Heat Zone 5
> Sunset Zone 6
> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
>
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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