Monday, November 14, 2005
What MoDo Doesn't Know
But because you do have a man around, you just toss a towel on the floor to soak up the puddle. Then you amble off and tell him about the new and interesting thing your house is doing. Then you go back to typing on the computer, occasionally looking up with a concerned and sympathetic expression when the swearing gets violent.
Yes, Maureen, Men Are Necessary. Men Are Wonderful!
Of course, to show him how much his efforts are appreciated, I *do* offer to bring him beer, wine, or the scotch -and-soda of his choice at frequent intervals...
Bringing hooch and worshipful eye-batting are swell,
But if you REALLY want to move the project along, an offer of oral sex should inspire yer little "hard-hat" into working "overtime".
(I used to put that in the company "Suggestion Box", before I was married, but they NEVER implemented that Productivity Enhancement.)
The company suggestion box must have been an interesting place when you were still a swinging single.
Her kitchen faucet was acting funny, splitting the stream and spraying all over the wall. When I noticed this (it had been going on for some time) I just unscrewed the head and took out the loose washer that was causing the problem. 25-30 second job, tops. She looked at me like I had just changed wine into water.
It still befuddles me.
Not everyone is good at plumbing, though. I'm sure your fiance would still love you if you weren't.
Still, flowers are nice, but fixing a leaking toilet is the type of heroic deed that a woman remembers with great fondness. I guess what I was really thinking was that it is just so nice to have someone around to pick up when I am overwhelmed. Yesterday I was.
Hubs gets my admiration for fixing things--like a broken washing machine--or taking care of gross things--like the "presents" the cat brings in and hides under the bed.
OTOH, I get to talk to the teachers. We all have our strengths.
"The company suggestion box must have been an interesting place when you were still a swinging single."
I guess so...I did get pretty good at rowing an open boat across vast ocean distances.
Funny thing is, no matter how loudly I yelled, they NEVER turned the ship around.
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