A big part of his business is seasonally mowing lawns and shovelling driveways and for the last two and a half years, I’ve been on the receiving end of his kindness multiple times! In fact, just last weekend I came home from a busy day and was thrilled to find my lawn mowed. He’s always there with a helping hand if I phone him and there is NOTHING I enjoy more than the sound of my driveway being shovelled at five o’clock in the morning… only to look out the window to discover my brother, wet and cold from shovelling eight other driveways throughout the night, taking the time to get mine cleared before heading home to grab a bit of sleep.
He doesn’t make a lot of money but he tries hard and he’s one of those people who’s just so good to others. In saying that, sadly… he’s also one of those who gets taken advantage of… he trusts too much… sees the good in those the rest of us would toss aside. Luckily, for a few… if he’s your friend, he’s your friend for life… he’ll move mountains for you!
On Saturday, my brother arrived at my folks’ house to do a bit of yard work. He whipper snipped around the property then took his lawn mower (a professional one he purchased two years ago) from his truck to cut the grass… but not before grabbing a glass of water and a quick sandwich with my folks. On heading back out… the mower was gone.
SERIOUSLY! Some ass drove up the street, grabbed the mower and drove off! It’s not lost on me that Saturday was Halifax’s Curbside Giveaway weekend where folks place gently used items in front of their homes with a sign stating “Free” for others to take… but a LAWNMOWER on a LAWN… WITHOUT a sign… is NOT for FREE!!! That’s 100% STEALING and the person who took the mower knew it… removing it in broad daylight presumable with the intention that if they were caught they could say “oh sorry, thought it was a giveaway!”
One person’s selfishness… rudeness… has left my brother, who has a heart of gold just looking for someone to hand it to… currently without his mower and means of summer work.
There are awful people out there taking advantage others.
My blood is boiling.
And my grass is getting long.