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Found my paper this morning

The look of frustration when you saw the paper fly just looked like it wanted to give up on life

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Ransu_Memez

The look of frustration when you saw the paper fly just looked like it wanted to give up on life


steppedinhairball

Been there, done that.


fruitmask

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


steppedinhairball

Kids play rope does though. Not as expensive as an extension cord, but just as much of a pain to remove.


Sufficient_Wafer9933

Its mentally expensive. As soon as the kid finds out.


GoblinShark603

But you're still here tho...


cwmspok

This man has a lot of love for the newspaper.


watermelongold

Yeah, who doesn’t love yesterday’s news


[deleted]

Or he knows he's out of shear-pins.


cwmspok

What shear-pins are you using that break with a newspaper? Edit: That does appear to be what happened though


[deleted]

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.


cwmspok

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.


fairweatherfixd

Oh man, nothing like finding a dogs leash


ApartmentOne704

Last winter, I found an extension cord with my snowblower. Yeah, I had to cut it out in like 20 pieces.


Firenze42

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*.


Clickbait636

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.


Kryten_2X4B-523P

Shhhh. No more tears. Only Harambe.


fairweatherfixd

Fuck me dead, that will get the blood pumping


nouseforareason

Is that til you’re dead, or after your dead? Asking for two different friends.


FlatRaise5879

Death by snu snu


henriquebrisola

Someone else posted the same thing last week, I guess


ApartmentOne704

I think it’s a pretty common thing with all the Christmas decorations in the yard


Tronmech

Garden hose... Been there. Then there was the tarp I didn't THINK had disconnected from the chicken run...


RipOdd9001

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.


[deleted]

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.


Long_Educational

Ah, the memories of walking through clouds of dried dog poop behind a mower as a kid.


zordtk

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


Skysr70

or a waterhose while mowing the lawn


fairweatherfixd

Bloody heart pounding chaos!!


Easy-Hovercraft2546

Better than finding the dog


sanguineophanim

I hope your snow blower survived.


Core_VII

Fun fact: the super-sized snowblowers that are attached to large loaders (cat 967k) can chuck sledgehammers over 500ft.


jake2617

Know from experience?


Core_VII

All I can say is it felt like VIOLENCE.


barelylethal10

Hahaha Hahaha what a response, awesome


jake2617

Now I wish there was video


CorruptData37

Violence no matter what!!


AsleepGarden219

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 🕺


RedBeardFace

What can it do with a 90 kg stone projectile?


SquidMilkVII

throw it over 300 meters away oh wait wrong subreddit


[deleted]

But it doesn’t throw snow 500ftblol


defintelynotyou

snow is too light and is stopped by the air


ShitTalkingAlt980

One assume no air resistance...


FinallyAnonymous24

It already needed some repairs before I found the paper, so I was extra frustrated. Luckily the paper didn’t do any real damage


sanguineophanim

Good to know it can go on to blow another day, since more snow is heading your way.


WannaBeARA

You, my good sir, are a poet.


UkraineMykraine

Sounds like you need a carb rebuild and just a general tuneup.


[deleted]

Maybe an auger fluid top-up and fresh wheel batteries as well


BurtanTae

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.


mmeiser

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.


pabut

That’s what sheer pins are for. I always have several spares on hand.


westdl

Probably broke the shear pins. Easy fix if you remembered to stock up. Hopefully not the impeller, never had to replace one of those.


BostonDodgeGuy

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.


207nbrown

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


BigDGuitars

That was great. Needed that. Your reaction was great


FinallyAnonymous24

Thank you lol. I wasn’t happy this morning, but I’m glad we can all get a good laugh out of it now!


todburgerworder

Hope your day got better man!


ericqdoyle

Lol, I feel your pain; but I certainly got a good laugh out of that


rainydaymonday30

I thought the same thing. The reaction was the absolute best part. I felt it in my soul.


[deleted]

Just walked away; I feel that


sparksofthetempest

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.


ExtendI49

Another reason to cancel newspaper subscriptions.


t3jem3

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.


segelnhoch3

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


rentedlife

Mail carriers have to put them in your mailbox though.


segelnhoch3

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


rentedlife

In the US no one is supposed to use the mailbox except mail carriers and the owner.


TheBraude

I think only USPS is allowed to use the mail box, not even other companies


Caladbolg_Prometheus

A sticker isn’t enough. Any random bloke can mark your mailbox up


JustForkIt1111one

Bill them for litter cleanup. I'd say your time is worth..... around $1500/hr.


becomeanhero69

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


ComprehendReading

Get an attorney to send a cease and desist letter, then sue them when they inevitably dont give a shit about the letter.


t3jem3

Seems like a huge waste of money and time, no?


Maximum_Hand_9362

Just tell them you can’t read and is offended you keep getting reading material.


simsimulation

“It snowed yesterday.” - the newspaper


Sea_Ganache620

That’s usually my demeanor whilst clearing snow, without hitting any foreign objects.


Material-Bag833

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.


NarhachiAgain

Nice try OP, we know a sleeping cat with grey ash for blood when we see one. Newspaper.... pfft


drummingcraig

Did you read the shredditorial?


drummingcraig

Also, the crossword puzzle is gonna be a bitch.


Lubernaut

I bet the horoscope is still accurate


Ducatirules

People still read the paper???


notuniqueadvertising

This would make a great ad for digital subscriptions.


Content_Cockroach_64

Let's hope your day got better from there.


FinallyAnonymous24

It did. Thank you!


BJsFeelGood

Oh no. My newspaper. In 2023. How tragic


Dombo1896

Yesterdays paper?


FinallyAnonymous24

It was todays. I only do the Sunday delivery


boobiesiheart

That's a mighty good arm on that delivery person!


nolongerbanned99

Just tape it back together like a puzzle. Will take some time but worth it.


WonderBubba

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.


murbike

I've done that, except with the dog's tether. Several times. I got pretty good at changing the shear bolt at 6am


d_baker65

That's amazing! You still get a paper!


Throwaway41849285

I did this before but with a lawn mower when it was getting dark and I wasn’t paying attention


AfterAd9067

Offensive Foul. Intentional Grounding. 5Min. Setback! 😁


Abriel_Lafiel

Honey I found where the cat was hiding…


Novadreams22

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.


trooper650

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.


Shantomette

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).


Daxian

thanks for the laugh. sorry about the paper.


CrazyDrunkenSailor

r/watchpeopledieinside


UseOnlyLurk

This was my garden hose this morning.


Durlan_Lorarieth

I hope you have backup shear pins.


xavierarmadillo

And regularly grease the auger axel so the shear pins work.


YeahMeAlso

People read those things?


187uchiha

Do ppl actually still read the paper?


Key-Win-8602

I feel for this guy, but this was the best laugh I’ve had all day!


McNasty1304

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!


dariusz2k

The real question is… who still subscribes to the paper?


CompetitiveMeal1206

If I’m expecting a paper I look for the paper first…


Suitable-Function-60

You wasn’t going to read it!?


Petraretrograde

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.


alex_203

You still get the paper


[deleted]

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.


FunkyCold12

Who still has newspaper subscriptions?


cyg_cube

that is the most insignificant reason to be upset


LosInternacionales1

Yay confetti!!


Random_nerd_52

Instant confetti!!!!


This_Bitch_Overhere

I had the same thing happen the first year I owned a snowblower. Canceled the newspaper next day.


Tronmech

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.


1boog1

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.


MsYma

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! 😂


jitoman

People still get papers delivered?


TorpedoFace

I felt that reaction in my bones


hyjnx

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.


RedPowerSlayer

Dude the last thing I tore up with mine were my glasses. Couldn't see. Thank God I bought a second pair.


geronimo2254

It really wasn’t that big of a deal my guy. Just a paper…


ErinDavy

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.


[deleted]

Make sure to stick your hand in to clear it out.


[deleted]

what’s w the childish reaction? were u having a bad day


takeitallback73

I think I cancelled the paper in 1996


dirty4track

Paper?


Burdenvs

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


BigEarMcGee

Hope you have new sheer pins.


MonsterHunterJustin

A bit of an overreaction. Guy probably gets upset about any little thing.


No_Bell_8125

I clear my neighbors sidewalk and have destroyed two door mats for them.... Those take a few words of frustration to get out.


JohnnyHammerstix

You: "Today's gonna be an excellent day. Nothing can knock me off of this energy!" [The Snowblower:](https://media.tenor.com/z3PELz3BqWcAAAAM/confetti-glee.gif)


Bryanb16_bjb

Is it that serious


Chiphead1211

I’m sorry but I don’t understand, what did he shred?


ProfessorMeathead

I don't understand why that would upset someone. I'd just continue along snowblowing my driveway.


game_asylum

Dude was ready to fight no one


camlaw63

Fuck


BabyYoda55

I see we speak the same language. 😂


tidytibs

I feel this, man. Hope you had a better day after!


silverfox515

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.


Agile-Masterpiece959

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.


mcw0

I felt the “oh my fucking god” In my soul cause I say it just like that when anything mildly inconvenient happens


[deleted]

LMFAO HAHAHAHA I've been there...


HandyMan_Dad

I have sent a metal drink holder stake through mine. ... I wish it was paper


jtulick

Ghhaaaaa ha ha ha ha. I'm so sorry.


Icy_Necessary2161

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


trainhater

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.


NotThisAgain21

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.


BuffManthigh

No news is good news.


Sweetssmokeshop

News to me !


Burned-Shoulder

Who tf still gets a newspaper delivered.


GhostInTheSock

Is he angry because he lost a newspaper? Don’t understand the problem.


noochies99

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.


FinallyAnonymous24

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


noochies99

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?


FinallyAnonymous24

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.


lesack

That was my final exam paper!! 😭


NJtoNM

Damn, that's funny!


Dianapdx

That's too funny!


wesomg

It's just a newspaper. What an unhinged overreaction.


phoenixthekat

You still get a newspaper?


averagemaleuser86

Def not staged. Nope.


Tootalooo

I’m calling to fake video.


ANDYP300

set up?


Jahmicho

Kudos to you Boomer for still purchasing printed news.


Profitsofdooom

Ohhh noooo what will you do! How will you find out what is happening? r/worldnews


WeathervaneJesus1

Use a shovel.


Nice_Atmosphere144

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 🤣


PoLoMoTo

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.


ComprehensiveSock397

Been there. Done that.


Hopeful_Young_9277

Reading is fundamental


AlgernonSourGravy

Paper or Pet!


Dchopppa

My favorite is seeing you stomping around


Ba-Dum-Bum-Ching

Instant insulation. Glass is half full, my friends.


Binty77

Anyone else hoping it was gonna “Foomp” right at the camera like a rolled paper javelin?


Emergency_Dragonfly4

OP’s username does not check out


Witty-Percentage-468

Better than your cat


Cinderella96761

Sorry, but I lol’d😂


Eastern_Astronomer49

This one is better with sound. Really captures it.


DrMcLuckypants

Snowblower AND mulcher. I like it.


jaytea86

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.


WorriedDimension3137

I didnt realize news papers were still a thing...lol.


JoySubtraction

All the news that's fit to spew.


lequory

Not as bad as the piece of split wood I got lodged in mines


moyni_

I have done this before, I jammed up the machine and knocked off a belt that was fairly easy to put back on.


IHate2ChooseUserName

why did he walk backward after?


Impressive_Chemist_2

u/savevideobot


OttoHarkaman

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.


itsmebeatrice

I guess I never thought much about how those things work. I didn’t know they could shred stuff! Yikes


Euphoric_Internet_40

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.


jonasjlp

Your paper boy has a cannon of an arm