The nagging began when Lenny and Patty moved into their new house. Everything was wonderful at first. It lasted a week.
“That tree outside the window blocks the view,” said Patty. “Could you chop it down?”
“Why don’t you chop that tree down? It’s blocking the view.”
“The view is blocked. We’d be able to see the river and all down the valley if you chopped it down.”
Lenny’s patience was wearing thin. He knew from experience that once the nagging reached a certain pitch there was no way of avoiding the consequences. The tree would have to be cut down.
Lenny got his chainsaw. He cut the tree down. It fell on top of him. He was killed. Patty eventually put the house on the market. There was no point living there on her own.