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Re: Have you got a man to do that?
« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2010, 01:22:17 AM »


I'm always tempted to ask, 'Just what part of this task would require the anatomy I do not possess?'

Or, Hideously Ruse Me could ask them what part the missing anatomy runs?
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Re: Have you got a man to do that?
« Reply #46 on: September 14, 2010, 03:12:04 PM »


I'm always tempted to ask, 'Just what part of this task would require the anatomy I do not possess?'

Or, Hideously Ruse Me could ask them what part the missing anatomy runs?

"I didn't realize there are tools operated by the ... !"  ::)

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Re: Have you got a man to do that?
« Reply #47 on: September 14, 2010, 03:20:31 PM »
"No, do you sell those too?"

Bonus points for adding, "Ooh, can I get a blonde one?"

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Re: Have you got a man to do that?
« Reply #48 on: September 24, 2010, 01:24:22 PM »
I would have been a little annoyed but brushed it off with a joke.  People like that will never get it.  As far as that stuff goes I AM the man.  I built my own deck, refinished my cabinets and replastered my boyfriend's dining room.

In return my boyfriend cooked me dinner.  >:D I joke that he is going to make a fine wife some day.
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Re: Have you got a man to do that?
« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2010, 01:39:33 PM »
I was single a long time before I got married, and I got fairly proficient at home and auto repairs.  My dad taught me how to tune up a car, change and check oil and add water to radiators and jump-start cars and change tires...all of which I've done, including changing tires on the freeway.  I've also put beds together, assembled a lawn mower (using my spark plug socket and a screwdriver) and assembled bookcases and desks. 

One thing I've noticed:  If I'm jumpstarting a man's car, they try to take over  (except for Mr. Sirius, but I just let him do it anyway).  I have a particular process that I follow, and it might take more time than just slapping the cables on and cranking the engine, but I follow this process because it's safe.  When I'm ready to start my car I tell everyone to move away from the engine compartment, and most people can figure out why I'm telling them that, and if someone won't move then I won't jumpstart their car. 

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Re: Have you got a man to do that?
« Reply #50 on: September 27, 2010, 03:58:36 PM »
When I'm ready to start my car I tell everyone to move away from the engine compartment, and most people can figure out why I'm telling them that, and if someone won't move then I won't jumpstart their car.
Clearly they have never seen someone who has had battery acid splashed across their face.  If they had, they would move.
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Re: Have you got a man to do that?
« Reply #51 on: October 23, 2010, 02:21:20 PM »
Mel's E-Hell Approved Response:

"My husband tweaks our electronics and I build the furniture, that works for us thanks."

Mel's Non-E-Hell Approved Response:

"Why would I need a *BEEP* to assemble this?  It's not that kind of screwing..."
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Re: Have you got a man to do that?
« Reply #52 on: October 23, 2010, 04:44:19 PM »
"No, I'm pretty sure all I need is a hammer and screwdriver. See, it says it right there on the box." (snarky would add "do you need someone to read it to you?)

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Re: Have you got a man to do that?
« Reply #53 on: October 24, 2010, 03:34:09 AM »
The funny thing is I didn't need to get any tools - the key I needed came packed up with the bed.

I am pleased to report that despite this woman putting the bed up it's still in one piece and DD has had many lovely sleeps in it without the bed collapsing or any man needing to adjust it...  ;)
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Re: Have you got a man to do that?
« Reply #54 on: October 24, 2010, 05:03:44 AM »
The funny thing is I didn't need to get any tools - the key I needed came packed up with the bed.

I am pleased to report that despite this woman putting the bed up it's still in one piece and DD has had many lovely sleeps in it without the bed collapsing or any man needing to adjust it...  ;)

Now, don't go jinxing your luck, or the next time you sit on it, it might collapse!  ;D


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Re: Have you got a man to do that?
« Reply #55 on: October 31, 2010, 06:36:52 AM »
a couple of years ago i bought 2 beds from the same company.   bubs bed was delivered first. the delivery man put it together for me since that was part of his job.  that bed wobbled nonstop for a long time. 

when the second bed was delivered he said he'd put it together. when i said no thanks and i'd do it myself   he shook his head in disbelief.  that bed does NOT wobble and never did.


when mum moved out of her house about 5 years ago  one of her friends husband and one of his friends was helping move some of the bigger stuff (they volunteered).
mum had a waist high small round table  (about an arm span across). mums friends hubby
 (MFH)  tried to get the table out of the house but couldnt get it thru the front door.  not surprising really since all he was doing was picking the table straight up.  he wouldnt listen to me when i said all it needed was to put the table on its side and roll it thru.  of course he said that was a stupid idea.  he said he'd go home and get some tools so he could undo the leg base from the bottom.

so he left.  by the time he'd  returned i'd tipped the table over on its side and rolled it thru.  it was sitting outside waiting to go on his truck.

i told him i knew it would go thru because when mum moved in  I'd been the one to move everything in and he should have listened to me.



im a bit of a girly girl  but every bit of furniture ive put together stays together forever.

my brother once asked the secret of my wobble free furniture.  mum told him it was because i was a dab hand at hammering screws in   ;D

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Re: Have you got a man to do that?
« Reply #56 on: November 01, 2010, 03:21:58 PM »
  mum told him it was because i was a dab hand at hammering screws in   ;D



My DH's "one size fits all" solution: Get a bigger hammer!
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Re: Have you got a man to do that?
« Reply #57 on: November 03, 2010, 08:38:20 AM »
Happened to me, too.  I was getting my oil changed, and the man with the clipboard motions me into the work area and points to the pine cone parts and acorns around the air intake for the engine.  He said when I get home, I need to get my husband to vacuum those out and put a piece of metal screening over the intake so the rodents don't try to move in again. I have no husband anymore, I told him, and he said, "well, your boyfriend, then." 

As I was doing this, myself, I thought a couple things.  1. I chastised myself for criticizing dear departed husband for saving virtually everything, because now I needed a piece of hardware cloth about 6" square.  That would be just the thing I would have looked at and thought, "What good is something that small?  Toss it."  2.  Having accomplished that, and changing out the thermostat, and the kitchen faucet in the last couple months, I still had no plan for dinner.  I thought to myself, "I need a wife."

I will go back there because on the whole they do a good job, get me in and out in a timely manner. They also, (and this is a big plus for me) act as if they respect themselves and the work they do.  That trumps a ham-handed attempt at small talk, in my book.  YMMV.

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Re: Have you got a man to do that?
« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2010, 10:41:50 PM »
"Do you have a man to help you with this?"

"Why, yes I do.  I keep him locked in the trunk of my car"

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Re: Have you got a man to do that?
« Reply #59 on: November 09, 2010, 03:16:55 PM »
My dad is okay with DIY stuff.

My mother is more comfortable with hammer/nails and DIY compared to "typical female things" like cooking & sewing (those items she does okay with but isn't fond of doing).

I am sure she would be insulted if she was asked if she had a man to help and would say "I am the handy one around here, my DH is handy in a different way  >:D "

Me, I can handle a few basic things and know what names of tools are, and can do some small things.  But I will never get a job in home construction LOL.