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THE GREAT HARDWARE ARGUMENT

What is it about a Hardware store that has men and women at each others throats!!! 

We all know about men, their love of sheds and their great desire to spend hours cruising around the Hardware store to fill them.  

Mr G can spend hours in the Shop checking this and that and coming back armed with more things than he intended…he just loves it. He comes home as happy as a chipmunk!

That is, until he takes me along!!!!

I think the problems lies with the fact I am an ideas person and I can come up with ingenious plans for fixing all and sundry.   He is a ‘get the precise item and no veering from the choice made at home’ sort of guy.

Our latest experience had us in heated debate in the middle of the shop - over the silliest item.  

Hooks!

I had an unused mirror stand and I wanted to take the mirror off the stand, attach hooks and hang it!!  Sounds simple doesn't it?  Maybe I should have left it to the ‘expert',  but it was my sort of my project and my mind was sifting through all the possibilities.  And the trouble with me is I don’t really know what the possibilities are until I get to the Hardware store. I need to see what there is available for goodness sake!!!

I cruise up and down the aisles looking for the elusive hooks, while Mr G is off researching picket fences.  

When he finds me in the hook aisle I have come up with a myriad of possibilities.  I spit out the list of options and this is where it all goes pear shaped.  

Well, we do have to remember men’s brains are a one thing at a time processing plant and to subject them to a list of options will cause confusion and mind blowing ‘sufferability’!!!

Mr G was not impressed.  There was no way possible that he was able to process, let alone imagine, any of the suggested options while standing in the hooks aisle.  

He told me point blank that I knew nothing about this sort of thingthis was his domain and I should leave things to him!! Ummmmmm.......

Anyhow - I just found this little peep into life in my old file of stories and I did have a laugh!! 

And the point of the matter is, the mirror is up and has been up for years now and so, Mr G was right!!!!

Whatever HE did – did work!!

So now, if we should go to the dreaded Hardware Store - I head straight for the plants section and let him find me there!!!!!  

Well, hey, isn't that what life is all about....... you live and learn!!!!

Gigi ! | Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (0) | Permalink | back to top

Comments

You make me laugh Gigi
Posted: 27-Jan-2012 05:32 PM | Marion |
Get Tony in to Bunnings, now thats a mans store is it not. i kwould guarantee at least once most weekends a trip to Bunnings is on the list of to do things. Fortuantly Tony is veryi good and will get things done when he says he will.
Posted: 09-Mar-2012 09:32 AM | Dee |

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