Leafblower

A while back I received a parcel. Inside was a leafblower, a steam cleaner and an extension cord.

I hadn’t ordered any of these things, but the box was addressed to me. So I assumed someone on the internet sent them me as a joke. A leafblower – because there’s a leafblower hidden in GMod. A steam cleaner, because GMod is on Steam. And an extension cord because GMod is an extension of Half-Life 2.

So obviously I set the leafblower up and piss arsed about with it around the house. Then I packed it all away and thought nothing of it.. until a couple of months later when I got a note through the door from a guy down the road. Apparently he’d ordered this stuff and the parcel company didn’t know who it was for, they just had the post code, but they’d delivered something to me before so they’d put my name and address on it.

So I taped the leafblower back up and made it look like I hadn’t been running around the house blowing shit over with it and put it all back in the box. I bullshitted the neighbour, telling him we assumed it was a Christmas present we’d ordered so just put the box away without opening it. This went down well, but I could tell he didn’t believe me. Even as I was speaking I could tell he was imagining me blowing frozen peas around in the bath with his new leaf blower.

22 thoughts on “Leafblower

  1. Hi Garry, I love your UnityDog plugin! But Im having a huge problem I can’t solve. I hope you’ll answer me via email and I could tell you the problem. I don’t want to trash your blog. Chris.

  2. Well. Leaf-blowers Eh? Blowing crap over? I’d do the same. After all, what else is there to do with a leaf-blower?

  3. Long time listener, first time caller. Don’t stop posting! I’ve been reading your blog for close to the amount of time you’ve had it, and I’m a few years younger than you (24 now). Your story as been an inspiration to me with my own development of programming skills.

  4. Unrelated, but your quick update today lost me 1000s of sulfur. i was crafting lots of gun powder, and now its all gone. booo

  5. Летающая тарелка Владимир Путин и розовые слоники из КГБ наблюдают за этой страницей. Вы арестованы, сдавайтесь. Бомба заложена в унитазе !!! Ваш диск будет отформатировани фирмой Майкрософт !

  6. You spend time writing boring dribble on your blog, instead of apologising to idiots like me who bought Gmod.

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