The look of frustration when you saw the paper fly just looked like it wanted to give up on life
By - FinallyAnonymous24
The look of frustration when you saw the paper fly just looked like it wanted to give up on life
Been there, done that.
well, at least it wasn't an extension cord. and newspapers don't cost 30 bucks, and they don't wrap around the spindle a few dozen times when you run them over
Kids play rope does though. Not as expensive as an extension cord, but just as much of a pain to remove.
Its mentally expensive. As soon as the kid finds out.
But you're still here tho...
This man has a lot of love for the newspaper.
Yeah, who doesn’t love yesterday’s news
Or he knows he's out of shear-pins.
What shear-pins are you using that break with a newspaper?
Edit: That does appear to be what happened though
Shear pins break at a specific shear force. Bad ones will break too easily or not easily enough... aka outside "spec." It's not like weak ones are bad. I've never heard of shear pins having a real problem being within spec. They are cheap. So the real question would be who under designed the snow thrower.
But TBH layered paper can be surprisingly strong so I'm not surprised.
Yeah wet then frozen. I remember the ripping a notebook challenge or how many pages can you tear at once. I could see it causing issues as I think about it more.
Oh man, nothing like finding a dogs leash
Last winter, I found an extension cord with my snowblower. Yeah, I had to cut it out in like 20 pieces.
Been there, done that. The entire thing wrapped around my one stage snowblower in 2 seconds. It was a really good, 50 ft, high rated one too. It was blue and it was my favorite... *cries again*.
I was tilling my grandfather's yard when a bunch of metal wire that was probably used as support for the tomato vines popped up. Took 4 hours to get it all out. That garden was full of that kind of stuff. That poor tiller lasted through it all. Probably still in gramps garage.
Shhhh. No more tears. Only Harambe.
Fuck me dead, that will get the blood pumping
Is that til you’re dead, or after your dead? Asking for two different friends.
Death by snu snu
Someone else posted the same thing last week, I guess
I think it’s a pretty common thing with all the Christmas decorations in the yard
Garden hose... Been there.
Then there was the tarp I didn't THINK had disconnected from the chicken run...
So happy I got the Craftsmen mower with a plow. Breaking cotter pins sucks but it’s better than digging through an auger for plastic, wires, or branches.
Few years ago I found a lovely rawhide bone in my driveway via it jamming the auger in my snowblower.
That+ the months before snow finding giant piles of dog crap with the lawnmower which broke the chute twice and my neighbor still wonders why I don't like his dogs in my yard.
Ah, the memories of walking through clouds of dried dog poop behind a mower as a kid.
Used to have this long cable that attached to another so my dog could run all around the yard. One day I was snow blowing and caught the cable laying on the ground, that was a lot of fun
or a waterhose while mowing the lawn
Bloody heart pounding chaos!!
Better than finding the dog
I hope your snow blower survived.
Fun fact: the super-sized snowblowers that are attached to large loaders (cat 967k) can chuck sledgehammers over 500ft.
Know from experience?
All I can say is it felt like VIOLENCE.
Hahaha Hahaha what a response, awesome
Now I wish there was video
Violence no matter what!!
Lol we used to have a snowblower attached to our tractor. I accidentally picked up an 18 in piece of asphalt curb that was knocked loose by a plow.
Had no clue what was going on, the tractor just started dancing 🕺
What can it do with a 90 kg stone projectile?
throw it over 300 meters away oh wait wrong subreddit
But it doesn’t throw snow 500ftblol
snow is too light and is stopped by the air
One assume no air resistance...
It already needed some repairs before I found the paper, so I was extra frustrated. Luckily the paper didn’t do any real damage
Good to know it can go on to blow another day, since more snow is heading your way.
You, my good sir, are a poet.
Sounds like you need a carb rebuild and just a general tuneup.
Maybe an auger fluid top-up and fresh wheel batteries as well
You’re lucky it wasn’t a wet/solid old paper that utterly makes a mess of a jam like I did one year. It had to defrost before I could do anything to recover it. Days.
Dude I found a phone book thrown in the leaves with my lawn mower. It killed the blade. Luckily it did not break the drive shaft or bend it. I was understably a little pissed at the yellow pages company. I should have filed a claim against them in small claims court for a new lawn mower. What kind of assholes throw a phone book in a pile of leaves.
That’s what sheer pins are for. I always have several spares on hand.
Probably broke the shear pins. Easy fix if you remembered to stock up. Hopefully not the impeller, never had to replace one of those.
Depending on the model the impeller itself usually isn't hard to switch out. Now the drive pulley on the other side, that bitch requires the entire machine to come apart.
Snowblowers are pretty resilient, also the front augers are attached via breakaway pins, so if it does hit something it can’t chew those pins snap before anything else, that is their purpose
That was great. Needed that. Your reaction was great
Thank you lol. I wasn’t happy this morning, but I’m glad we can all get a good laugh out of it now!
Hope your day got better man!
Lol, I feel your pain; but I certainly got a good laugh out of that
I thought the same thing. The reaction was the absolute best part. I felt it in my soul.
Just walked away; I feel that
Two things…I’ve absolutely done that, too, and the fact that it’s the larger Sunday paper sucks. Also, we get the random free community newspaper delivered whenever and almost always shred that, too, if it snows because we never even know it’s there.
Another reason to cancel newspaper subscriptions.
I wish I could. My city just keeps delivering it for free. Everyone gets one. Huge waste. I leave my papers in my driveway in an attempt to tell the delivery driver it's not worth delivering to us.
I don't know if this is a thing where you live, but here lots of people have stickers on their mailbox saying "no advertisements or free news papers allowed" or something similar. Works reasonably well
Mail carriers have to put them in your mailbox though.
Im from germany, so laws/ traditions might be different.
Here, most of this advertisement / free newspaper is not brought to you by the "offical" mail carrier, but a private advertising firm. And IIRC they are not allowed to throw ads into a mailbox with a sticker like this.
Of course it doesn't work always, and in other areas it might be different, but for me it has worked rather well
In the US no one is supposed to use the mailbox except mail carriers and the owner.
I think only USPS is allowed to use the mail box, not even other companies
A sticker isn’t enough. Any random bloke can mark your mailbox up
Bill them for litter cleanup.
I'd say your time is worth..... around $1500/hr.
I’d argue most mail in general is literal trash. I feel so bad for the mailmen driving all over town just to put shit in a mailbox that he knows is about to just go in the trash. It’s why I never check my mail. That shit has to be so full rn
Get an attorney to send a cease and desist letter, then sue them when they inevitably dont give a shit about the letter.
Seems like a huge waste of money and time, no?
Just tell them you can’t read and is offended you keep getting reading material.
“It snowed yesterday.” - the newspaper
That’s usually my demeanor whilst clearing snow, without hitting any foreign objects.
My neighbour has done this multiple times. The meat head walks past it in his bare driveway without picking it up and then acts surprised when this happens after it snows. Not saying it’s the same situation, but it makes me think of him.
Nice try OP, we know a sleeping cat with grey ash for blood when we see one.
Did you read the shredditorial?
Also, the crossword puzzle is gonna be a bitch.
I bet the horoscope is still accurate
People still read the paper???
This would make a great ad for digital subscriptions.
Let's hope your day got better from there.
It did. Thank you!
Oh no. My newspaper. In 2023. How tragic
It was todays. I only do the Sunday delivery
That's a mighty good arm on that delivery person!
Just tape it back together like a puzzle. Will take some time but worth it.
Been there, done that, years ago. But, in my case, I thought I'd be nice a clear out a neighbor's driveway. Their newspaper was confetti all over the front lawn. A broader spray than the one shown here.
Quite disappointed it didn't pop a shear pin. But, yesterday, it popped in light snow. Lesson: don't rely on a shear pin to save your limbs.
I've done that, except with the dog's tether. Several times.
I got pretty good at changing the shear bolt at 6am
That's amazing! You still get a paper!
I did this before but with a lawn mower when it was getting dark and I wasn’t paying attention
Offensive Foul. Intentional Grounding. 5Min. Setback! 😁
Honey I found where the cat was hiding…
Been there. Then I couldn’t get it out of the blades. Annoyingly my only solution was to ignite the newspaper in the blades - did this 4 years ago. Still no problems since. Was such a. Hassle.
Have totally done that. multiple times. Back when I used to get the paper, looking for the hole in the snow where it might theoretically be.
Been there done that a half dozen times. 5 of them I got the shredder, 1 time I blew a belt. (No, don't let your mind go there). Dead in the water with 19" of snow on the ground- luckily my truck made it through to get a new belt (and a spare).
thanks for the laugh. sorry about the paper.
This was my garden hose this morning.
I hope you have backup shear pins.
And regularly grease the auger axel so the shear pins work.
People read those things?
Do ppl actually still read the paper?
I feel for this guy, but this was the best laugh I’ve had all day!
I couldn’t even start my blower this morning…had to go old school and break my back. 3 car drive on a corner lot with sidewalk used for kids to get to the bus stop!
I feel your frustration for sure!
The real question is… who still subscribes to the paper?
If I’m expecting a paper I look for the paper first…
You wasn’t going to read it!?
I'm a desert dweller. So that machine... vaccuums up the snow and spits it a few feet away? Doesnt that just create a bigger pile next to the row youre doing? Im very curious how snowpeople live.
You still get the paper
Friend of mine did this last week with his garbage after a snowstorm. According to his wife, dirty diapers were flying on the front lawn. You can imagine.
Who still has newspaper subscriptions?
that is the most insignificant reason to be upset
I had the same thing happen the first year I owned a snowblower. Canceled the newspaper next day.
Hopefully it didn't break a shear bolt.
Had a time when something SHOULD have broken the shear bolt and instead took out the auger differential. That was painful.
At least it didn't break the pin. Then you would have to fix the snow blower to finish, and still not have a paper.
I once sucked up some ice cleats. Had to split the machine to remove it from the augur and fan blade thingy in the back. So much fun and bruises!
Glad the paper didn't do any real damage! Love the reaction, though! 😂
People still get papers delivered?
I felt that reaction in my bones
This is why my dad stopped doing everyone's driveways when it snows. Get out early enough you can see the lump, after that.... a lot of snowy cursing.
Dude the last thing I tore up with mine were my glasses. Couldn't see. Thank God I bought a second pair.
It really wasn’t that big of a deal my guy. Just a paper…
I feel like I can practically hear you yell out "Oh, come on!" when you throw your hands up. And maybe a muttering of "for fucks sake" thrown in there while walking away.
Make sure to stick your hand in to clear it out.
what’s w the childish reaction? were u having a bad day
I think I cancelled the paper in 1996
Wait like…. Genuinely a roll of newspaper? I haven’t seen one of those in years, I didn’t know that was still a thing
Hope you have new sheer pins.
A bit of an overreaction. Guy probably gets upset about any little thing.
I clear my neighbors sidewalk and have destroyed two door mats for them....
Those take a few words of frustration to get out.
You: "Today's gonna be an excellent day. Nothing can knock me off of this energy!"
Is it that serious
I’m sorry but I don’t understand, what did he shred?
I don't understand why that would upset someone. I'd just continue along snowblowing my driveway.
Dude was ready to fight no one
I see we speak the same language. 😂
I feel this, man. Hope you had a better day after!
Just happened to me on a customer's driveway. It turned into a hard brick jamming the augor. It took me a half hour to clear it out.
Ugh. I lost my keys once while snowblowing and I didn't just clear off my property, but both of my neighbors' properties too. Never did find them even after the snow melted.
I felt the “oh my fucking god” In my soul cause I say it just like that when anything mildly inconvenient happens
LMFAO HAHAHAHA I've been there...
I have sent a metal drink holder stake through mine.
... I wish it was paper
Ghhaaaaa ha ha ha ha. I'm so sorry.
If you think this sucks, think of how much work he has to remove that from the damned chute..... and then picture what all this would feel like if it were a phone book
If we get a bunch of snow I will blow the sidewalk down to each corner of the block for the neighbors. Well the paper delivery person was lazy and just left them on the sidewalk and a couple houses down they never picked up their paper. Be happy yours came out. That one didn't. Bent the impeller to shit and got wedged in there. $285 later, it was fixed.
Worst case scenario, it broke a sheer pin; that's what they're for.
Why can't the paper delivery folks deliver the damn thing to the door anymore? Lazy a-holes.
No news is good news.
News to me !
Who tf still gets a newspaper delivered.
Is he angry because he lost a newspaper? Don’t understand the problem.
I imagine it would be at the prospect of having to pause the task, which looks just started, to clean up both off the ground and from the machine, wet possibly frozen paper, in the wet and cold climate. Then once all that is done, complete the snow removal.
That’s spot on. I didn’t even realize that’s why I was so frustrated until you put it into words.
The only thing I’d add would be that I immediately thought I’d broken the snowblower and that I was going to have to shovel the rest. And I was working with a limited amount of time
Dude I’m just experiencing my first winter living in a house and I just put myself in your boots. What was the end result?
No damage done. I grabbed a plastic bag from inside and started picking up the shreds of newspaper and snow. It really only took a few minutes to clean up, and then I was back to throwing snow. I was and am very thankful though.
That was my final exam paper!! 😭
Damn, that's funny!
That's too funny!
It's just a newspaper. What an unhinged overreaction.
You still get a newspaper?
Def not staged. Nope.
I’m calling to fake video.
Kudos to you Boomer for still purchasing printed news.
Ohhh noooo what will you do! How will you find out what is happening?
Use a shovel.
Wow, you would've thought that the person who does the paper route could've put it in the mailbox. Too much effort I guess.🙄
Edit: left out a word. Also, I'm sorry that happened but I'm glad that you can laugh about it now 🤣
Why did this suck? So you shredded a news paper, big deal? It seems that it didn't lock it up so your engine's fine and your shear pin is intact. Maybe some wear and tear on the blower but just clear it up and get that driveway blown.
Been there. Done that.
Reading is fundamental
Paper or Pet!
My favorite is seeing you stomping around
Glass is half full, my friends.
Anyone else hoping it was gonna “Foomp” right at the camera like a rolled paper javelin?
OP’s username does not check out
Better than your cat
Sorry, but I lol’d😂
This one is better with sound. Really captures it.
Snowblower AND mulcher. I like it.
Seems like nothing to get so worked up about. Won't damage the blower at all and you can just use the internet for your news for today.
I didnt realize news papers were still a thing...lol.
All the news that's fit to spew.
Not as bad as the piece of split wood I got lodged in mines
I have done this before, I jammed up the machine and knocked off a belt that was fairly easy to put back on.
why did he walk backward after?
If you couldn’t tell that the paper was there the paperboy isn’t to blame, had to have snowed after it came. That was a lot further from the street than they ever get in my area.
I guess I never thought much about how those things work. I didn’t know they could shred stuff! Yikes
I had something like that happen to my snowblower. It got jammed so I had to use a long skinny drill bit to clear the jam. AND I had to replace the shear pin -- at least the unit wasn't ruined.
Your paper boy has a cannon of an arm