I edited it for content.
It is not about the money. It is about the pride of having the skills to maintain a well groomed lawn. You see, much like your silly pets, lawns need grooming too. You should just do it, for the sake of saying that you won. At the age that we are currently, the opportunity for competition does not come by very often. There is no more little league for us. There is no more highschool sports. We only have two forms of competition left.
First, we compete with our kids. Yes, we compete with our children, for the attention of our spouse. We basically get screwed here. My wife pays all of her attention to them, like they are helpless little kids or something. I am basically an ornament. I am the dinner table ornament. What I say has no bearing on anything.
He explains different ways that he competes for the attention of his wife and how he is an ornament in many occasions and then proceeds to this
The other form of competition is with the neighbors. You know, keeping up with the Jone's. Well, I like to kick the crap out of the Jone's. My lawn is the best. My trees are the best. Bill, my lawn listens to me. I am the Lawn Whisperer.
I can teach you things grasshopper. You should be able to compete for the Best Lawn award. Fertilizer, water, and TLC. Give the lawn some TLC Bill. You will make those neighbors hate that you live there. Your two neighbors will win every month if your ugliness is between them. The committee will always compare them to you. Don't have a messy lawn Bill. Let me be the Dr. Phil of lawns for you. We can beat those neighbors. You gotta believe. Step up, be a man. Be a competitor and grow that grass.
John is very jealous they do not have a Lawn award in his neighborhood. But I decided I will give this a shot. John will be the Obi Lawn Kenobi and I will be Young Skywalker. This should be interesting.