7 September 2005
At least it wasn't a flat
I really wasn't expecting my lawn mower to throw a wheel this evening.
Actually, it didn't throw the wheel, exactly, but the attachment was looser than Paris Hilton's code of conduct: I pulled up the deck and there was about ¾ turn left before the wheel and the bolt parted company.
It was an easy-enough fix with the Vise-Grip®, but what I wonder is this: Why didn't I notice it when I put it away Saturday morning? A wheel skewed 15 degrees is, to say the least, kind of obvious. Posted at 8:05 PM to General Disinterest
Could it be that after mowing the lawn Saturday, you, yourself, were skewed 15 degrees?
You two and your wheelblogging. Jeez.
The wheel was only skewed 15 degrees? It had a full 3/4 turn before coming off? It didn't look at the neighbor's riding lawnmower and proclaim "that's hot"?
No way was it looser than Paris Hilton's anything, pal.
...looser than Paris Hilton's code of conduct...
The back yard, which was mowed Saturday, is actually comparatively flat. I should have seen it then.
Thank God it stayed on. What might have happened if it had fallen completely off?
It would have rolled under the car (since the discovery was made in the garage) and I would have treated the neighbors to a whole new page of the Anglo-Saxon lexicon.