Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Pet Peeves: Women Mowing the Lawn

I think a great way to get to know someone is to learn all about the things he or she hates. At the very least its a great way to get to know someone like me, whose heart is so full of hatred. I've decided to share the things that really get under my skin. I think this could be therapeutic for me and fun for you. We could be here a while.

First up, I really really HATE when I see women mowing the lawn. I experience complete revulsion when I witness this. Its a feeling that I really can't describe. It makes me incredibly uncomfortable. I liken it to seeing my mother naked or watching a dog and cat have sex.

I've felt this way for as long as I have remembered. Is this based in some rudimentary sexist ideal? Probably. Do I think women are incapable of mowing the lawn. Not at all. Its not some weaker sex thing in any way at all. Its just weird to me.

In fact, I think this is the kind of the sexism that most women could get behind. I can't think of a single woman I know who would insist on mowing the lawn if I offered to take over.

I just can't take it. If I saw this in real life, I would pull over and finish the job for her.

Maybe this is just weird of me. I know its weird of me, but is it inherently wrong? I would love to hear your thoughts. Am I a sexist prick or a total sweetheart?


  1. A preggers mowing the lawn? I bet your heart almost stopped.

  2. I actually saw an old lady doing it yesterday in Towson and gasped out loud in my car.