avt007
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A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Mon May 05, 2003 12:44 pm

Recently I reached a milestone, a defining point, a watershed event in the onward growth of myself as a man.
Did I get married? No.
Did I graduate from university? No.
Did I lose my virginity? No. (Not last week anyway)
No, I reached that day that every father dreams of from the moment his son is born: I TAUGHT HIM HOW TO USE THE LAWN MOWER!  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile
Woohoo! I felt like dancing through the streets. Oh happy day! Hang in there, guys, your day will come. I'm off to crack a beer in celebration.
 
jcs17
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Mon May 05, 2003 12:55 pm

I dont know how to use a lawn mower.  Sad
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Ilyushin96M
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Mon May 05, 2003 12:57 pm

I remember when my dad taught me to use the lawn mower. It was the old-fashioned push type, and rusty to boot. That POS was the most difficult tool to use - stubborn and didn't cut the grass right on the first pass, so it always took two mowings to get it right. After coaching me a couple of times, my dad left me to it, and I began to hone my gardening skills.

My dad surely had a celebration the day he passed the lawn-mowing chore onto me.  Big grin
 
PPGMD
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Mon May 05, 2003 12:57 pm

So a milestone is when you can pass the yard work off to your son. Sounds like slave labour to me.  Smile
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avt007
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Mon May 05, 2003 1:01 pm

Think of it as a downpayment for services rendered (by me)  Smile
 
Ilyushin96M
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Mon May 05, 2003 1:03 pm

Avt, just remember about not having to mow the lawn when your son starts asking you for car keys.  Big grin
 
IHadAPheo
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Mon May 05, 2003 1:08 pm

Ah yes but.... just remember soon he will be making deals to use the car etc.. if he mows the lawn, yes the joys of fatherhood are many. At least my daughter ia atill only 2 so I still have a few years untill I have to worry anout lawn mowing or her discovering boys (or boys discovering her)

Yours,
IHadAPheo+anMI

(I hope you have a riding mower for your son)
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Mon May 05, 2003 1:15 pm

My mom insists she has to cut the grass cause "She's just as good as any guy at cutting grass." So...My dad lets her! She sweats bullets in the humid summer afternoons while he enjoys life!  Big thumbs up


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Beefmoney
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Mon May 05, 2003 1:19 pm

Its a little known fact that 98% of the world has Lawnmower Incompetancy Syndrome. These poor people, mostly in third world countries with poor medical care, have the inability to properly use and operate a standard mower. Its so sad.

But with your help, and a donation of 50$, we can wipe out L.I.S. in our lifetimes!  Smile
 
IMissPiedmont
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Mon May 05, 2003 1:20 pm

What's a "lawnmower?"
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seb146
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Mon May 05, 2003 3:18 pm

This is why I live in an apartment!

GO CANUCKS!!
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XFSUgimpLB41X
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Mon May 05, 2003 3:21 pm

I mow the lawn in just as perfect rows as my dad, with just as good accuracy..but he still insists on doing it. oh well!  Smile


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flyf15
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Mon May 05, 2003 3:25 pm

I like mowing the lawn. Am I some kind of weird alien mutant or something?

Its great to be outside, its great exercise, and you get that "job well done" feeling when you're done.
 
Illini_152
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Mon May 05, 2003 5:22 pm

No, you're not the only one, I used to LOVE to mow the lawn (I NEVER just cut the grass, it was much more than that!). I could take pride in how green and well kept it looked, and it was a way me and my old man bonded.

Of course, my little brother got canned from the job 3 times, and I ended up doing it because I enjoyed it, go figure. I'd still do it to this day, if I was at home. Now my 18 year old brother does jack shit and sits on his ass while my mother has to run the whole show on her own... .

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victech
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Mon May 05, 2003 7:24 pm

I got out of lawn mowing pretty easily--I have asthma, so I couldn't get anywhere near cut grass..."doctor's orders!"
 
L-188
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Mon May 05, 2003 8:04 pm

You know it probably would have been cheaper to get a couple of sheep rather then have kids.

They work for free, keep it nice and even, and automaticly fertilize as they go allong. Also if they become extranious, you just send them off to the mutton plant.

Kids wine, cry, have band camp, need to be taken to soccer camp....Just to much work.




Seriously though. I felt the same way about shoveling my driveway....But rather then go out and knock up some broad, I bought a Snowblower instead. This fall however the gods where against me and we never got enough snow to where I could actually run the thing.
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Matt D
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Tue May 06, 2003 12:37 am

No HERE are the Major Milestones in a mans life:

Your first kiss
Your first lay
Your first drunk
Your drivers license
Your first job
Your first car
Your graduation day(s)
Your first place on your own
Your first house
Your wedding day
Your first child
Your first suit
Your first bottle of vitamins
Your first glass of Milanta
Your first root canal
Your first bottle of Preparation H
Your first pair of reading glasses
Your first Barcalounger
Your first Senior Discount

After that, who cares?
 
KROC
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Tue May 06, 2003 1:39 am

What's a "lawnmower?"

Some Mexican who makes sure that my grass doesn't grow too tall.

Signed, Matt D
 
IHadAPheo
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Tue May 06, 2003 2:52 am

Is Matt D's list in chronological order??

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Turbolet
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Tue May 06, 2003 4:14 am

Good thing we don't have a lawn  Laugh out loud
 
Matt D
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RE: A Milestone In A Mans Life.

Tue May 06, 2003 4:25 am

Some Mexican who makes sure that my grass doesn't grow too tall.


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