Everyone has necessary chores that must be done or life grinds to a halt. Disposing of trash/garbage, for example. Here in central MA, some chores are seasonal, like shoveling snow in winter to clear sidewalks and driveways, or mowing lawns in spring and summer. The one I find most irritating comes in our most beautiful season, Autumn. I hate raking leaves (or blowing them with a leaf blower).
I have a small lot, only about 7500 square feet, but I’m surrounded by trees. My land is also slightly lower than my neighbors’ lots, so guess where all their leaves go. Yeah, right into my yard. Between the last five days, I’ve blown or raked leaves at least 90 minutes daily. Considering virtually all the leaves were still on the trees as of 30 October, you might wonder how many I could have.
I’ve maneuvered them all into a single pile. That pile is about 12 feet long by 8 feet wide and 4 feet high. And, so help me, about half of them are still on the trees. They seem to be falling faster this year than normally, but there’s no end in sight. I’ve exhausted my vast knowledge of profanities cursing them.
What household chores irritate you the most?