Livin' on the Edger

September 1, 2008 at 6:18 PMJeremy

For my birthday, Mom and Greg got me an edger.  Technically, it's an edger attachment for my trimmer.  But because the Drought of '08 was upon us, there wasn't any grass to mow until the Storms of '08 brought us some rain for the past couple of weeks.  I finally got to bust out my new toy and put it to use.

It definitely takes some getting used to.  There were sparks, there was flying debris, there were some ventures away from the edge, leaving a line through the grass.  There was also this constant fear that the blade was going to come loose and go hurtling in some random direction.  But for the most part, it didn't wind up half bad. 

It certainly did a better job than just turning the trimmer sideways.  I only used two lengths of string when I trimmed rather than 6, and it was (slightly) easier on my back.

However, I do have a complaint.  Why isn't it possible to find tools that are suitable for me?  My mower and trimmer both seem like they're designed for someone 5 to 5-and-a-half feet tall.  As I was mowing, I considered the idea of opening a Big and Tall store for power tools, but then it occured to me: there's really not much in tools where being "big" would be a problem.  But, thinking about some of my other tools, I came up with another problem which completed my idea.  I want to open a Tall and Left store: tools that are designed for tall people, left-handed people, or people that are both tall and left-handed.  I think there's probably 3 or 4 of us.  I'm currently seeking venture capital if you're interested.

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