The bagging lawnmower is an irrevocable sign of our impending doom. I am tempted to let you figure out the rest, but I would rather enjoy spelling it out.
The first and most obvious reason is that your lawn clippings should stay on your lawn as plant material to keep the soil rich enough to support life. Without it, you’re slowly murdering your lawn. That the vast majority of suburban drones don’t understand this basic principle of how the last pathetic artifact of nature left to them–the “lawn”–functions is staggering.
Furthermore, the fact that it is impossible to buy a new lawnmower without a bagger furthers the case for our impending doom. We are such stupid, brainwashed consumeristic sheep that we blindly accept that adding something to an everyday product makes it “better.” Even though it creates a helluva lot more work.
This will, of course, become a moot point when the impending energy crisis converts most lawns into vegetable gardens. Maybe we’ll use the bag to hold the ears of corn we’re picking.