Guilt Free Blow Job

Having been raised by parents who choose a hard-day’s work over paying someone else to do it, I always have a tinge of guilt whenever I contract out some of the household chores we are faced with. I hate mowing the lawn and in the past have paid a neighbourhood kid to do it, even though I feel like it should be me. Now that my son is of lawn-mowing age, the job now passes to him, and I don’t mind paying him to mow.
My father is a very handy man, always was, and continues to be so even at his advancing age. Because he always did home repairs himself, I have a hard time calling a plumber or carpenter to do a job that I feel I should probably attempt myself. (Un)Fortunately, I realise that I don’t have the skills or knowledge of a handyman and often, when I do attempt some pretty basic stuff, it usually ends badly, and so that makes the phone calls to fixit people a bit easier.
Trouble is, once one begins to call repair people, it becomes a bit of a habit and one begins to rely on their services to accomplish more and more. If I’m not careful, I’ll soon be calling a contractor to come and replace the roll of toilet paper in our bathroom everytime it runs out.
With the hard-work ethics of my ancestors in my head, a good-enough back, sturdy legs and a general-enough knowledge of how things should be repaired (but not the ability to carry repairs out) I should not rely so much on others (not that I do anyway, but I should do so even less).
And so, this year, as winter began to show its full force, I vowed to do my own driveway shovelling this year, even though it’s so easy (and not that expensive) to get a ‘professional’ to clear it.

Yesterday, though, the decision was easy. A 9 foot high, 15 foot long drift behind our car, combined with a 7 foot high, 10 foot long drift at the end of our driveway is just insanity. So, a 5pm call to our neighbourhood snowblower, and by 9:30 last night, the driveway was cleared.

Wonderful. And guilt free.

But not to worry. I’ll be shovelling, as promised, until another major storm hits the neighbourhood.

One thought on “Guilt Free Blow Job

  1. I hear you, I was out of the country on business for 2 1/2 weeks, ( a cool day was +28c with a 12 hour time difference, in the jungle, hell of a sunburn). No snow when I left, ‘thirty’ feet deep in my driveway when I got home. The Mrs. actually shovelled her car out, didn’t use or was afraid of the $1500 snowblower I bought her last spring… She never thought to hire someone.. Just wanted to do the guilt thing to me I guess..

    The best $25 I ever spent was to hire a guy with a $100,000 tractor to clean out my side.

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