I dislike golf very much, and I did not care one way or another about the game until I played it myself for the first time. I went to the golf course with a friend of mine who is a member of the country club attached to the golf course.
I am a novice at playing golf. I knew the very basic rules of it, but I figured I could get the handle of the game in no time, and I did. That is, until my first silica sand bunker. No matter how hard I hit that ball with my club, I could not get it out. I ended up taking a penalty to remove it from the hazard, and we continued on. The problem was that that penalty caused me to lose the game. The hazard making me lose the game is why I dislike golf so much.
This spring I decided to buy a house. One of the top selling features of this house was its huge backyard, it is almost half an acre in size. The thought of my young children being able to spend their childhood playing in this backyard lead me to believe that this was the house for me.
Fast-forward six months, and I can’t believe that I was so stupid to buy a house with such a huge yard. It takes two hours just to cut the lawn. I spend more money on gas for my lawnmower than for my car. You know what else I don’t like to deal with? Landscaping. Weekends are spent cutting bushes and shoveling mulch. Every tree is surrounded by stones and decorative aggregates that takes hours to weed. Worst of all, my kids would rather sit inside and play video games than play in the yard. I knew I should have bought a condo.