Has there ever been a more useless appliance than the leaf blower? I just saw someone chasing a few leaves around with one.
There is an excellent denunciation of leaf blowers in one of Bill Bryson's books, maybe Lost Continent.
Its not something you see very often here. I couldn't help thinking the man could have made just as much noise to a similar leaf-tidying effect if he had been playing a tuba. And it might have made a more interesting post too.