Veteran Appreciation! 10% Discount!
above - my new toy. click to enlarge.
The other day I tried blowing my leaves and had a hard time getting my old blower to work, I had to replace all the rubber parts and it started and ran only for a brief time
Sunday we went to a Home Depot to shop for a new blower. We were undecided just what kind of blower I needed – I thought maybe one of those things that fitted on your back like a backpack would look nice. Yessiree! Get me a tool belt to fit low on my hips and the backpack blower, man!
The Home Depot we went to had an Echo that fitted on your back. It even had a rod sticking out on your left with the controls – you wouldn’t have to reach around your back. You could also pretend you are Rocketman!*
However, the price for the Echo back-packing blower was expensive. I tried it on. I think I would feel awkward in it and not sure I would be able to control the blower very well.
By the way the Echo back blower rated high with Consumer Reports. So did a certain electric Toro…. off hand, I forgot the model name – and it was much more cheaper.
Just about every box with an electric blower recommended that no longer than a 100 ft electric cord be used. We wondered why. We also had some more questions. We pressed a button for help. A computerized voice told us we would have help shortly.
After a while a guy with an orange apron walked up looking peeved that we disturbed him. We asked him why everybody recommend you not use an electric cord over 100 feet. He more or less, “Just because” and added that he also recommended that you not use over a 100 feet of cord. Again, we asked him why, and he, in a way, said, “Because I say so.”
He was snappy so we thanked him and he shot the hell away.
The electric Toro was also much lighter in weight. It also had a vacuum and leaf chewer We decided to get it.
At the cash register the cashier asked me was I a veteran.
Am I a veteran? I was tempted to tell her that I just about single handily won the Vietnam war. If it wasn’t for me the Domino Theory/Plan would have completely taken over the free world.
Am I a veteran? Ha! That was a good one.
I said, “Yes”.
She said, “Good! You get a ten percent discount for Veterans Day!”
As a shopper I greedily accepted the 10% discount… however, as a stockholder I felt the need to suggest to her to not give just anybody a Veteran’s Discount unless they could prove they were… “Make them show you their Form DD214.” I wanted to tell her – but I didn’t.
Today my Toro blower worked fine. I herded those leaves around my yard that a pro.
*If you are too young not to have known Saturday serials at the movies then the name Rocketman would make no sense to you, run a google.
Rocketman in the flesh, I mean in the tin.
Appreciate your Veterans Today - they are the reason you are free.