It's not name calling, it's a saying. A beggar is someone asking for something for free (i.e. a donation). I was also talking about both of us. When offered a free Poulan, I didn't turn my nose up at it. I fixed it and now it serves me well, with no issues since October when I worked on it. When he said this one is free, I didn't say, "Wouldn't get a Poulan, even if it was given to me." Beggars can't be choosers. Me? I'd just want the grass cut, no matter what I'm sitting on to do it, and as a volunteer, I'd want to do it as cheaply as possible. Yes, I understand what an investment is.
Son? I'm 31. You may be old enough to be my dad, I don't know.
Maybe instead of telling you of what relative experience I had in getting mowers for free/cheap, I should have just said I fix small engines professionally, for the biggest lawn care company in this area, 55 hours a week. I've worked on lots of mowers, on about 1/2 the brands out there. Yes, really. Ask someone who also works in the industry of what their opinion about Deere's are (someone who isn't trying to sell you one). John Deere makes a really great stick edger, best I've ever used...their mower, meh, pricey for what you get. Why pay that money when I can get the same mower, same deck, same engine for a couple thousand less? If money wasn't an issue, I'd get a Kubota.
I got offended cuz you asked for a free/cheap mower, and I gave you my advice. You didn't want it. Sorry. No I don't have any free mowers right now. I'll keep an eye out still.
I respect you because you're a volunteer in the game I love. And doing a great job at the course. I think I tickled a nerve because my initial response was negative. Thats my bad.
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