We bought my daughter a new bed few weeks ago and I worked from home to take delivery of it.
The bed required some quite simple assembly and I am quite happy to put something with clear instructions together.
The delivery was done by two men, who carried the different parts straight up to her bedroom. When they were leaving, one of them turned around and said "So, do you have a man to put it together for you?" I kind of spluttered and said I was planning to do it myself. He replied "I think you need a man."
At this point I chose to ignore him. Rather than replying to him, I signed the delivery sheet and, thanked them and ushered both men downstairs and out of my house.
45 minutes later the bed was assembled and it's been fine - even if I did it myself
Surely I can't be the only female who can assemble simple furniture together? I have no DIY skills as such, but honestly? Fixing few screws and bolts I find quite easy.
I thought it was a rather interesting assumption. Not everyone 'has a man' and some men can't do these jobs (I am looking at my father - a professional builder who loses his cool with flatpacks in about five minutes)!
Would you have said something else?