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The Good Things in Life => Random acts of kindness and grace => Topic started by: HogwartsAlum on February 07, 2007, 08:15:34 AM

Title: Very Nice Man with Chainsaw
Post by: HogwartsAlum on February 07, 2007, 08:15:34 AM
Just a quick one - yesterday the weather was very nice, with a high in the low 60s, and since the days are getting longer, I had time to finish stacking my ice storm debris for the city pickup.  There was a large limb in my backyard that fell over the fence from the neighbor behind me.  I thought I could haul it around, but it was WAY too big to drag around to the front by myself.   

Two guys were cleaning up the yard across the street, and I asked them if one of them could help me by cutting the limb with the chainsaw.  One of the men kindly came around to my backyard and cut it up so it was more manageable.  I thanked him profusely and he was like, No biggie.

Yay for him!   :)

PS - in a little debris pile in the front yard, I found some actual ice from the storm still stuck to the branches! I broke some off and put it in the freezer!
Title: Re: Very Nice Man with Chainsaw
Post by: housewife2k on February 07, 2007, 08:29:57 AM
It's awesome that he did that for you....I almost fell laughing when I read your title, though
Title: Re: Very Nice Man with Chainsaw
Post by: HogwartsAlum on February 07, 2007, 08:34:32 AM
*snerk* I just looked at the title again and it IS kind of funny!  :-X :D
Title: Re: Very Nice Man with Chainsaw
Post by: Twik on February 08, 2007, 06:38:31 AM
It sounds like a kinder, gentler sort of slasher movie.
Title: Re: Very Nice Man with Chainsaw
Post by: fklwmn on February 08, 2007, 06:40:52 AM
It reminds me of the superbowl commercial for bud light...
Title: Re: Very Nice Man with Chainsaw
Post by: blue2000 on February 08, 2007, 10:58:30 AM
It sounds kind of like the little old ladies that are in these movies sometimes.

"Oh dearie, I meant to tell you... a very nice, polite young man with a mask and chainsaw came by, looking for you. I let him in the house to wait, since it is so cold out. I lent him some rope and duct tape, too, since he said he had run out, and he was so pleased!"
Title: Re: Very Nice Man with Chainsaw
Post by: Ulla dances in a silly way on February 08, 2007, 11:03:42 AM
I just had images from American Psycho flash through my mind, the bit where he uses the chainsaw as a spear. That movie kicks donkey butts.

To the OP: That was sweet of the guy :) It's always nice when someone will use heavy power tools for you.

-Ulla
Title: Re: Very Nice Man with Chainsaw
Post by: Cupcake Fiend on February 08, 2007, 11:05:33 AM
It sounds kind of like the little old ladies that are in these movies sometimes.

"Oh dearie, I meant to tell you... a very nice, polite young man with a mask and chainsaw came by, looking for you. I let him in the house to wait, since it is so cold out. I lent him some rope and duct tape, too, since he said he had run out, and he was so pleased!"

Just like the Aunts in Arsenic and Old Lace!