I really hate those clean-up guys with their gas-powered, putty-put air blowers on their backs, generating that awful roaring and thwacking noise on an otherwise pleasant day. I’m trying to write here, Manolo…eff off! It used to be that low-end gardeners and mild-mannered lowlifes were paid to quietly sweep and rake up and trim rose bushes and mow lawns with manual mowers Not just quietly but peacefully. When’s the last time anyone heard the sound of a nice manual lawnmower being pushed along? Or saw a gardener sitting on a law and sharpening the blades? Air blowers are but one of the cultural pollutants that rain down on a daily basis.