For The Women...do You Need A Man Around Or Take For Granted?

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  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    Ok just spent the best part of the afternoon trying to change the lock on my summer house door. 2 hrs or so later I finally get the rusted thing off after having no key and drilling the lock. Drive 7mile to the toolstore...no same lock, then arrive B&Q to end up coming out with different lock, doesn't fit blah blah . 6 hrs down the line ive one messy looking door that still wont lock.
    Thank god for funsters like @andy63 that will visit when on scottish travels and fix for me.
     
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  2. andy63

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    Haha.. sounds like we may need new doors now.....
    Or is the house still standing..:LOL:
     
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    If the men are honest we have all been and done similar, but just by experience we can foresee the possibilities of a job going wrong. Don't blame yourself for being a woman, just put it down to experience
     
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    I might be able to sort a lock..
    BUT WASHING MACHINES.. !!!! They are hard.. :(
     
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    My Gran said a man was only good for one thing..... and if push came to shove she could unblock her own drains........

    @tonka Martin says with a washing machine just find the "fast wash" and it will work fine... otherwise number 4 or number 5 !!!!!!!! No responsibility taken for this advice.........
     
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    Exactly.. The number of men who don't know how to Iron or operate the washing machine stuns me. These are not hard tasks but as you say just down to experience. Same with the lock change. Not hard once you know how. However even those of us of a practical bent can still cock things up now and again. We also have great experience in covering up cock ups :p:whistle:
     
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    Its not about making a cock up but how you make it look like you haven't :D

    Having spent many years working with my hands im an exponent at cover ups :LOL:
     
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    Hi.
    The women here in Portugal.................. Got to go,first wifes coming.....
    Tea Ba........
     
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    The Moslem men have the best idea. They make their women walk behind them, in case they may accidentally give birth to The Messiah, then she can pick the baby up. (y)(y)
     
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    My gran told me ,
    " if you can't marry a rich man, marry a man that can !"
     
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    Welcome to my World.

    I am completely useless at anything like that
     
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    Sounds like one of my 10 minute jobs. They start off as should take 10 minutes until I find I don't have the right tools / parts / glue and have to go shopping. I can make one of these jobs last days :LOL:
     
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    I am useless at most things . but I can paint.
     
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    I am useless at most things since I don't have the strength or eg big enough hands or long enough arms or legs to reach whatever it is etc. However I'm damn good at paperhanging - then married a bloke who is averse to wallpaper - which according to him you only have to hide the poor state of your walls. Whilst agreeing that it can do that job (growing up in a Victorian terraced property gave me that knowledge from a very early age!) I still think it can and often does look fantastic if it's the right pattern in the right place. I very often comment so on things like DIY SOS. I can also make a mean curtain (and clothes, but actually that's got a bit expensive these days) but suffer from not having hardly any shops that sell decent material at affordable prices for curtains. And he never likes any patterns that I do, it seems.

    I could redecorate a whole room with colours and materials of my choice with my first husband - whose total input would be gloss paintwork, or emulsioning the ceiling, maybe stirring a bucket of paste, both quite happily.

    So my actual skills haven't been used for years and I'm fed up!
     
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    I can spin coins really well

    In fact I would bet I am better at spinning coins than anyone on the forum.

    I am gifted after all(y)
     
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    Good, Next Thursday then for the living room?? (y)
     
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    Your clients agree.......................:)
     
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    I know a few men that couldn't fix a lock ! My O.H is so used to doing all the D.I.Y jobs himself over the years ! I have a hell of a job now trying to convince him it's now time to pay someone else to do things.

    Never mind him I'm now tired of being his right hand WOMAN! Lol
     
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    I've got to the point in my life where I pay a professional to bodge and hide rather than me :rolleyes:
     
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