This of course would not normally be a problem, except for the shared nature of the front lawn. This meant that had I stopped it would have seemed that I'd done "our half" of the lawn, and left the "neighbour's half" (against the agreement). Hence a couple of minutes manic racing up and down the lawn trying to get it done before it got too wet or I ran over the lead and electrocuted myself.
Slightly more amusingly, especially for those with a retro-SciFi memory - I just watched the start of the Series Finale of the Enterprise - and was greeted with wonderful V imagery of evil reptilians TM eating poor defenceless rodents TM. Homage perhaps?