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Excuses for not cutting the grass.

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madas Sat 04-Aug-12 09:51:56

It seems like only yesterday i cut the bloody grass and now it neeeds doing again. How do i side step this odious task and avoid the wrath of she who must be obeyed.

oscarwilde Wed 26-Sep-12 16:30:35

Buy her a spa weekend and astroturf it when she's away?
Seriously - life is too short - can't you find a local teenager and give him £5 a week to run the mower around or have you got acres to cut?

madas Mon 17-Sep-12 15:39:42

Guess what? Its cut the bloody grass time again sad I have been sitting waiting for it to rain but no it just wants to be dull.

Balderdashandpiffle Sun 16-Sep-12 09:24:55

Or just get on with it.

You're not being asked to paint the Sistine Chapel.

Balderdashandpiffle Sun 16-Sep-12 07:32:15

'She who must be obeyed'!!
You could always grow a pair?

If you don't want to do it, don't do it.
Get a gardener in, swap roles, slab it.

Sam100 Fri 14-Sep-12 22:19:37

Cut the grass, take a photo from each window, have said photos printed out on life size paper, stick these to the windows, don't let your wife leave the house. This should buy you a few weeks! wink. May not work if the photos were taken on a sunny day and weather reports are all about torrential rain.

whatisallthefussabout Fri 14-Sep-12 21:40:33

get a goat :-)

Pascha Sun 26-Aug-12 19:50:13

DH blew up the mower last weekend. Cost him £200 and he still didn't get out of it.

mistlethrush Sun 26-Aug-12 19:48:24

DH uses the excuse that he's allergic to grass. He will start it for me on occasions though.

TiggyD Sun 26-Aug-12 19:43:22

Just say "Men's trouble" and leave it at that.

madas Sat 25-Aug-12 17:45:46

Pulled onto the drive having just got back from our holiday, first words she uttered "the grass needs a trim" i kid you not smile

nickelcognito Sat 25-Aug-12 16:21:08

DH uses "I used to have time to mow the grass, now we've got a baby, I never have time"

FasterHigherBeardierDaddyman Sat 25-Aug-12 16:20:05

Have you considered napalm?

TheCloudGuy Sat 25-Aug-12 16:14:11

Got any older children (your own or "borrowed") who would benefit the responsibility of cutting the grass? Or a neighbour who likes gardening.

I always set my mower to the longest setting. It is better for the grass and you can probably get away without cutting it for two or three weeks. :-)

Childrenofthestones Wed 22-Aug-12 20:43:40

Fake hay fever. Grass pollen is awful for sufferers.
Google the symptoms

ThatBlokeCalledSteve Mon 06-Aug-12 15:41:31

Should have just said the lawnmower was broken....

Happylander Sun 05-Aug-12 22:25:57

I hate ironing and I hate mowing the lawn. Ex left and he used to do both it's the only thing I miss about him...

I mowed the lawn today as I couldn't think of a decent enough excuse to say to myself grin

madas Sun 05-Aug-12 11:29:22

The deed was done front and rear lawns, edged as well. As for my dp doing them this is one of our trade offs. I hate ironing and she hates gardening.

omfgkillmenow Sat 04-Aug-12 23:52:01

or get a goat to eat your grass

omfgkillmenow Sat 04-Aug-12 23:49:49

tell her you are afraid of frogs. There was a thread on here about a lady getting frog guts in her face when the lawn mower ran one over. If you have a few quid get a local teen to do it for pocket money.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sat 04-Aug-12 23:45:21

Tell her to do it herself?


Is there a job she's putting off which you could do?

hermionestranger Sat 04-Aug-12 23:43:47

Because you are watching the Olympics of course!

germyrabbit Sat 04-Aug-12 23:42:52

hedgehogs hibernating

BoneyBackJefferson Sat 04-Aug-12 23:41:58

The answer is DPM and shale.

joanofarchitrave Sat 04-Aug-12 22:00:07

8am?? Hope your neighbours are tolerant. I would quite liderally mow the head of anyone who ran a lawnmower at that time on a weekend.

cerealqueen Sat 04-Aug-12 21:58:39

Ask your wife to do it for a change? Really, I enjoy cutting the grass, makes a change from all the other repetitive boring tasks I have to do!!! Rota ALL the tedious weekend tasks?

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