A reader alerted me to an earlier P.J. O’Rourke comment on lawn care:
“Grandma, what’s wrong with the people in the bad neighborhoods that we saw from the ‘El’?”
“No one is ever so poor that he can’t pick up his yard.”
But I guess Americans are now too rich to be expected to pick up their yards themselves.
Another reader channels Ben Franklin:
“He who would trade national security for some temporary lawn care, deserves neither.”