Do you know any folks who are so addicted to gadgets that manual labor seems an impossibility to them (or, at best, a last resort for only the direst of circumstances)? I'm talking about able-bodied people who just have a certain mindset toward work (including yard work) that seems to say, "I know I have to perform chore X, but instead of rolling up my proverbial sleeves and getting to work, I'm going to find a gadget to get the job done -- no matter how long it takes."
Don't get me wrong: I'm no Luddite. I admire people who are handy with gadgets. And if you need to get a job done fast and using a gadget can save time, then by all means use it. But I just find it hilarious when people seemingly forget how to use their own two hands and cling stubbornly to the use of gadgetry that, far from saving them time, actually adds to the time it takes to do the job.
I know, some of you are scratching your heads at this point. "How could all this possibly relate to leaf blowers?" you're wondering. Well, as I explain in my article, there's an intelligent way to use leaf blowers, but there's also a silly way to use them. Read the article and see if you agree with me. If you don't (or even if you do), you may want to express your own opinion on the debate between leaf blowing vs. leaf raking.
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