It 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!