Erma Bombeck Would Have Loved This!

Imagine you arrive home one evening, an hour or so before nightfall, and as you pull into your driveway you glance over and see something very strange. Your next-door neighbor is outside in her front yard, merrily vacuuming the lawn. Do you (A) smile, wave, and act like everything is normal, or do you (B) call the authorities? In this case, Susan chose option A. Unfortunately, when the grass gets cut, it never gets up the majority of the acorns, and it’s not good to leave them laying there. As Susan found out, they’re a slip-and-fall in the making. After watching a YouTube video where a man used a shop vac to vacuum up the acorns from his yard, she decided to give it a try. She grabbed a really long extension cord from her garage and retrieved the shop vac. She first did a little test vacuuming in one spot on the side of her house and it worked great. She then decided to start in the front of the house where most people walk across the yard. After vacuuming for a few minutes, she opened the lid of the shop vac and peered inside. Yep, working great! She dumped the acorns into a big trash bag and kept going. Susan’s neighbors came home in the midst of her vacuuming craziness, and as they pulled into their driveway, she glanced up just in time to see them smile and wave. Susan realized that her neighbors had been faced with options A and B, and happily they chose A.