Using power tools in the garden – you may need ear protectors

ear protectors in the garden - joke

Gardening and gardens cartoon. Using power tools in the garden – use ear protectors

Showing a gardener about to use some power tools in his garden.
He’s asking his partner (who’s relaxing on the lawn) is she’s seen his ear protectors.

The joke is that gardening is meant to be a relaxing hobby or pass-time, but the man is going to make a lot of noise, thus ruining the tranquility for others

A cartoon about insensitivity, lack of consideration for others, noise levels, noisy neighbours, noise abatement society, intrusive noise.
The joke is also about male status and prestige (the need to be seen using powerful tools rather than lower status implements such as sweeping brushes and brooms).

Cartoon reference number: a203