In my time I have hurled a few expletives at various mowers, and as I recall even hurled a mower or two. A week or so ago I had the opportunity to swear at my Danish mower as it decided not to work. After a trans-Atlantic consultation I decided to deal with the shit in the carburettor (how often do I have to do that then?)
That was actually not a problem and easily fixed, but I am apparently not the first person to that the throttle linkage apart and (stop the giggling at the back) and I am certain that there are pieces missing. hence I can't get it working correctly...
After yet a little more swearing I decided that the answer was a new push mower, we have a very old one that only flattens the grass and I like the environmentally friendly, quiet nature of the machine.
What a fantastic idea. I swore at the mower, lavishing it with praise, it is without doubt the best idea I have ever had. I love it and the lawn looks great as a result!
It doesn't look quite like this but you get the idea.