Have you noticed how a good handy man is always well equipped? If he’s handy, he’s got the tool for the job, no matter what the job. This is something that I used to take for granted until I entered the dating scene in my 40’s. I’ve since learned that not all men are handy nor are they all vested with what I would consider a well stocked tool kit. Some of them are even lacking certain necessary power tools in their arsenal. Little did I know but this is becoming a real concern. Men are losing their tools at an astonishing rate. Read about this here. How people like this hope to keep a relationship alive, let alone a house in good repair is beyond me!
I’m not exactly the home repair goddess and most of the tools I started my last marriage with (yes, they were mine, dag nabbit!) walked out the door when he did, so I’ve been gradually replacing my tools as I do various jobs around the house. Some of the required tools are obvious, a hammer, screwdriver, you know. And, no matter what anyone says, with tools, just as with sex, size does matter…or…more accurately fit matters.
For example, hammers come in various sizes. It is important when I am picking out a hammer that I don’t choose one that is too large or I will not be able to adequately handle the job. I will hurt myself and damage the project. On the other hand, if the hammer is the right size, fits in my hand nicely, isn’t to heavy or too light, I can complete any job quickly, skillfully and with great pleasure and satisfaction in a job well done.
Purchasing tools is not an easy thing if you’re a woman who has absolutely no clue what most of the tools are used for. Just as going to the local pick up bar can be an overwhelming thing for those just venturing onto the dating scene, going into Lowe’s or Home Depot to pick out a tool kit is just as overwhelming for the ignorant or inexperienced. And I was ignorant. 🙂 I found myself thinking all sorts of things like, “Wow! Will I ever need something that large?”, “How many of those does one need?” and “Wow! That sure looks cool but what do you do with it?” (Please, don’t ever take me to the local adult store….I had a tough enough time with the power tools at Lowe’s!)
Cripes! When it comes to cetain tools, I’m still ignorant, but less so than I was two years ago. I’ve decided every woman needs her own set of tools and she needs to know how to use them…and they must be the right size and fit for her. Recently, I made this purchase which I think is genius:
No, self respecting man is going to walk off with any of that stuff! Plus, if you’re working with your good buddy Mr. Sexy HandyMan it is less likely his tool accidentally ends up in the your tool kit or your tools in his, unless, of course, you want it that way. 😉 Even then, after the repair job is over, you can easily pick up your tools and walk away.