A person asked me recently if I was “handy.”
I about spit out my oatmeal.
I said I was not.
I bet you are analytical, she said.
How could I not agree? Ole analytical me.
I never was considered handy
Could barely unwrap candy.
If it was a task considered critical,
I would stand back and be analytical,
And question the modus operandi.
Handy has never been one of my strong points. Just yesterday, I put together some cheapo shelves which required screwing one leg into another with a shelf in between. It wasn’t until I got the last legs assembled that I realized I had three legs upside down. (The top shelf had caps to cover the legs that could only be installed one way.)
I can’t erect anything without messing it up and starting over.
Imagine my thrill of having Nanc’ spend hours and hours and hours looking at all the cool things on Pinterest. I updated my Facebook status with: teach a person to fish and she will be busy for hours, show her the internet and she won’t bother you for weeks.
Nancy replied: “Or show her Pinterest.”
I’m not kidding, she will spend HOURS scrolling through tons of very cool things. If I haven’t heard from her in a while and suddenly I hear
“Come look at this…”
I know it is a project that she wants me to attempt. The stuff is always very cool and on the surface looks like a Do-It-Yourself deal, but it really makes the erectile dysfunction set in when the directions start with:
Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and share their favorite recipes.
It also is the emasculator of unhandy men around the world.
You’re welcome for that image…
I have to log off now, Nancy needs to get back to Pinterest.