Despite the request of his daughter, the Canadian Teunis Wessels continued to cool the lawn in cold blood during a tornado.
What should I do when a tornado rages in the street? Two options: hide in the basement and cut the lawn.
Teunis Wessels chose the second.
His wife Cecilia slept in the house when she was awakened by a nine-year-old daughter. The girl tried to persuade his father to go inside, but without success, therefore decided to raise his mother.
Cecilia looked out the window and saw that her husband was doing his homework in cold blood, namely shearing the grass, while a tornado was just around her.
According to Cecilia, Teunis was “fully aware” of the hurricane, but “did not bother at all”, as he had recently attended a storm-hunting seminar.
Then Cecilia went out and took a picture of her working wife.
Not because she thought that working in the courtyard during a natural cataclysm was a particularly strange occupation, but because she wanted to show her parents living in South Africa what a tornado looks like. The Wessels family itself moved to Canada from South Africa seven years ago.
Cecilia published a snapshot on the Internet and received a lot of attention and a flurry of comments in which her husband was called “Chuck Norris with a lawn mower.”
Many people asked why Teunis chose this particular moment to do work in the courtyard.
“It seems to me that most people here cut grass before the rain, so he thought it was the best moment, and as a result became famous,” Cecilia explained. “It was just a good day to mow the lawn.”
The storm went around the house of the Wessels family and completely disappeared five minutes after Cecilia took the picture.
Nevertheless, video from a tornado looks very spectacular.