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Obsessive compulsive lawn mowing neighbor?

 
 
Chumly
 
Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 01:38 pm
How can I get my obsessive compulsive lawn mowing neighbor to stop mowing his lawn three - four times a week for hours on end with a noisy old piece of crap gas push mower? I live in a real quite area surrounded by parkland at the end of a dead end street and this bonehead ruins the tranquility with invasive regularity!

I can't easily get to his noisy old piece of crap gas push mower to sabotage it, alas.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 01:44 pm
Break out your own lawn mower. By working with him, shoulder to shoulder, you could cut the noisy time in half.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 01:45 pm
@Chumly,
Does his name happen to be something like Morgan Wood?
Chumly
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 02:28 pm
@edgarblythe,
Alas, I have no lawn mower as we have no lawn, unlike Mr. Goofcourse we left our land au naturel (at least more so).
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 02:32 pm
@Chumly,
spray his lawn with Roundup and 2,4-D. Thatll cut down the mower time by 100%
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 02:34 pm
@Chumly,
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/8731/410xabveqolss500.jpg
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Chumly
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 02:34 pm
@roger,
Now he's got the goddamn-loudest-most-*******-turbine-screaming-cheesy vacuum I've ever heard this side of a Korean-era jet, and I would image he's vacuuming his crappy-over-sized-gas-guzzling-tip-over-prone-pig SUV.
Chumly
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 02:38 pm
@farmerman,
I have a backpack type garden sprayer so I would need to sneak out into the night and spray his acre or so, but we're all on well water so that crap would leach into the ground, right?

If I could get access to his crappy mower I could pull the spark plug and shoot in some silica to make short work of the cylinder bore!
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Chumly
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 02:43 pm
I don't have wood for Wood!
Quote:
Morgan Wood, arts activist, was born and raised in southern Saskatchewan. Her family is from the Michel Calihou Band in Alberta.

She obtained a BA Indian Art from the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, University of Regina. She has worked as a curator, art lecturer, teacher, curatorial assistant, conference co-coordinator, gallery facilitator,and curatorial intern. Her work has taken her to various institutions; The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, The Canada Council for the Arts in Ottawa, ON, the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, QC, The Banff Centre for the Arts, in Banff, Ab, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK, and the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College in Regina, SK.

Wood is on the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Museum Advisory Board for the Saskatchewan Museum Association and is a published writer.

When asked if she had any advice or words to share, she had this to say:

"Believe in yourself."
http://www.sicc.sk.ca/faces/wwoodmo.htm
roger
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 03:05 pm
@Chumly,
Different Morganwood. Ours used to spend a lot of time mowing.

This is the morganwood I meant:

http://able2know.org/user/morganwood/topics/
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 03:10 pm
sprinkle nails all over his lawn.

better yet, nails made out of dry ice.

by the time the investigation started, the dry ice nails would have sublimated into a gas.
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spendius
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 03:31 pm
He might be trying to drive you out Chum for lowering the tone of the neighbourhood by having an unkempt garden and thus lowering property prices.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 03:37 pm
Spell out "You mow too goddamned much!" with the roundup.

Or do it with gasoline and light it up one dark night....
roger
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 03:45 pm
@DrewDad,
Think such a subtle message would work?
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 03:45 pm
@Chumly,
Chumly wrote:

Alas, I have no lawn mower as we have no lawn, unlike Mr. Goofcourse we left our land au naturel (at least more so).

Meanwhile, he's gotten advice online on how to get his neighbors to take better care of their yards, and has taken the "keep your lawn pristine and embarrass the hell out of 'em" approach.
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Chumly
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 03:54 pm
Maybe I should just watch Rock II on TV, at least the outcome is predictable.

OTOH I have a plethora of gas-powered noise-making machines including three motorcycles, a gas powered weed wacker, a gas powered chain saw, a gas powered pressure washer, two gas powered generators, and a gas powered RC plane!
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 04:00 pm
Print out this article and anonymously put several copies of it in conspicuous places where he is sure not to miss it.

http://www.electric-lawnmowers.net/electric-lawnmowersmowandmowquietplease.htm
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 04:24 pm
@Chumly,
You live in CANADA right? The joys of summer lawn care are short....let it go.
Chumly
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 04:33 pm
@Butrflynet,
I could give that a shot!
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 04:37 pm
@Chumly,
Dare one hope he's not getting ready to trot out the leaf blower?
 

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