Some new neighbors, a city couple, moved next door a few weeks ago. These city folks (no offense) didn't appear to have much experience with using gardening tools. At least that is the assumption I made after I helped my neighbor get his lawn mower unstuck. Actually, let me rephrase that: "after I helped him get his lawn mower unstuck from a tree". A few days ago, I was home by myself planing some wood when the husband walked up our driveway and asked me if I could help him get his lawn mower unstuck. I get our lawn mower stuck in the mud every now and then and it can be a real pain, so I empathised with this guy. I said "Sure, do you want me to bring the truck and tow rope?" and he said "Yeah, if you think that'll help." So I drove to his house with the pickup truck and he lead me to the backyard. I was expecting to pull a John Deer out of the ditch or something like that, but no, I was way off. Hanging upside down in his weeping willow, was a push-mower. I literally stopped, dropped my mouth and said "How in the hell did you do that?!?". Apparently he didn't have any clippers, so he held his lawn mower up with his hands and clipped it. Several of the branches wrapped around the blade and shaft and knocked the engine out. So I used a chainsaw to free the lawn mower from the tree. He still had to take it to a mechanic to get the branches unwound. I wish I could have seen the mechanic's reaction when he told him how he got the mower stuck in a tree. Anyway, that is one of the craziest things I've seen in a while.