And You Win A Brand New Chainsaw!

ChainsawIt looks like Chris Cox, the man who did some voluntary landscaping around the Lincoln Memorial during the government shutdown, will be celebrating No Shave November in style — that is, if you count power tools as stylish.

DCist reported on Monday that Mr. Cox will receive a brand new chainsaw courtesy of the crowd-funding group Crowd It Forward as a “thank you” for his services.

Yes, you read that correctly: a chainsaw.  Most people (like Cox) do volunteer work out of the kindness of their hearts.  Sometimes, you might receive some reward for it, like a medal, a giant check or a key to the city. And other times, I guess you receive new landscaping equipment.

But don’t get me wrong — I think it’s awesome.  What better way is there to thank a man for landscaping than with a new chainsaw? It’s definitely way more fun than a medal, and much more practical, too.

I would like to send a big “thank you” (but no chainsaw) his way from 4E for his selfless service and congratulate him on his new toy.  While I hope we don’t have to deal with another shutdown for a long, long time, at least we now know whom to call if there are some overgrown trees on the White House lawn.

Happy sawing, Chris!

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