I can imagine his frustration.? Having to mow the lawn every weekend.? Then, blowing away the grass clippings (or bagging them).? Then trimming the lawn along the edges.? Then fertilizing, or spraying weed killer, if that’s the season for it.? Men in the suburbs spend more time with their lawn mowers than with their wives.
But the worst part would be struggling with each machine to get it to start.? Pulling at the string repeatedly, tilting the machine, wasting half an hour just to hear the puttering of an engine.
Maybe this explains why, when his “Lawn Boy” lawn mower refused to start (probably for the umpteenth time) this Wisconsin guy took out a sawed off shotgun and shot it.
The mower, last heard, was unrepentant.? So was the shooter.