Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I venture into the Man store

The MM and I laughed until we ached at this performance by young comedian Michael McIntyre:


As we make our preparations for the arrival of my mother-in-law, we are frequently overcome by laughter as we decide whether things are Manly Tasks or if I should get on with them. This morning we were going to do some shopping and decided to call on the way with another load for the storage unit - a very Manly Place indeed. I was instructed to wait in the car while the MM collected his Manly Flatbed Trolley, loaded it and headed off along the dimly lit corridors.

Well, girls, I followed him! I set my feet on the sacred ground and even peeked into the unit. Husband assures me it will all have been captured on CCTV and he will be banished from the Man Club. Right now he is cowering behind the sofa, clutching his retractable metal measuring tape and begging me to hide his loft ladder.

12 comments:

  1. That was hilarious. I have to show hubs. Hubs has more than one man drawer and even a man basket in the kitchen. And he insists on keeping a screwdriver and tape measure in the tea-towel drawer in the kitchen 'in case of emergencies'. :) I feel he is overdoing his manliness.

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  2. Glad you liked it, Sarah. I hope your husband is equally insistent on making proper use of the tea-towels.

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  3. Brilliant (though I doubt whether Charles recognised it much...)

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  4. Oh, how I laughed and laughed (in slightly manic fashion, since the single drawer seems to have expanded round here to include whole sheds and garages full of boxes of Man Stuff).

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  5. Same around here, Juliet. I felt particularly touched by the clothes stored in the loft so that people will know after I'm dead that I once fitted into them!

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  6. m. great minds really do think alike. Just the other day, I looked at dozens of things cluttering up my closet. Things I probably wouldn't wear even if they fit me, but I just can't bear to toss them for the very same reason. I'd like my loved ones to remember that once, not that long ago, I wore those glamorous size six garments / ditto high heel shoes and boots.

    So they're all safe this time round at least.

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  7. e, Why shouldn't we have Woman Closets to balance the Man Drawers?

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  8. So funny. Just shows men are the same everywhere. :)
    My brother received the book on Tuesday. To say he was thrilled would be an accurate description. Thank you so much. Your little treat is heading your way tomorrow.

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  9. Karin, I am so pleased that your brother likes the book. I am looking forward to getting your gift - it looks delightful.

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  10. Oh dear, laughed until I cried. Trouble is, it's me that keeps all this stuff in my Handywoman
    Drawer(s), sheds, loft and garage.

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  11. Susie, you will just have to develop a very deep voice!

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