The World’s Best…

My ancient lawn mower gave up the ghost last fall and I am in the market for a new one.  I’ve been browsing Lowe’s, Amazon, and Home Depot for the best in my price range.  The customer ratings have me baffled.

The four and five star ratings say things like ‘This is the world’s best lawn mower’.  I actually saw one that said that.  The one star ratings say stuff like ‘This mower was designed by Satan himself and it was made by his henchmen.  It is demon possessed’.  There are few two and three star reviews.

I know what’s going on here.  It’s Starbucks.  A little bit of Starbucks, of caffeine and sugar, and suddenly the world is all rainbows and unicorns and you have the best lawn mower in the world and you want to sing along with the Fifth Dimension.

A little more Starbucks and the world is full of idiots and and you want to tie dynamite to your mower and blow it up and the music in your head is head banging guitar destroying acid rock.  I would post an example of that but I don’t have a clue who to look for.

So I now I know.  The reviews, good or bad, are not to be trusted.  Which mower should I buy?  I think I’ll go with the pretty red one.

By the way, if you are thinking about posting one of those reviews, please, don’t do it while under the influence of Starbucks.


About Angus Lewis

My wife and I lived our whole lives in Arkansas until ten years ago. We moved to the Kansas City area in 2011 (a job change). That was the reason for the 'From a Far Country' title. Our children and grandchildren were in Arkansas. Six months ago we sold our house and bought one in Sherwood, Arkansas and my wife moved back down here. Two weeks ago I retired and moved back too. (I'm probably going to try to find something part time to keep me out of trouble.) So maybe the 'From a Far Country' title is not so much of a fit anymore. But I think I'll stick with it. I'm still not home. Not yet. The Bible says we are all strangers and pilgrims here. Our real home is with God and some day we'll be there. We'll be home.
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One Response to The World’s Best…

  1. Sharon Tucker Lewis says:

    We get Starbucks every Friday. I will refrain from writing reviews on Fridays.

    The Good Wife

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