Tuesday, 13 January 2015

How men behave when there are tradesmen in their house #BritishDadStuff

(Redundant toolbox. A euphemism.)

As the man of the house it's your job to sort the problem out.

But here is another man sorting the problem out.

So you are reduced to offering him hot drinks.

Or a screwdriver.

You feel you should be sorting it out.

But they are on your turf.

They are on your territory.

And only weapon that you have right now

...is that they are drinking your tea.

Your kingdom has been reduced to that area around your kettle.

ADVENTURES OF A BRITISH DAD all banged up nicely here. Sort of.

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  1. Made me smile! But you DO have the 'I know where the stop-cock is' trump card that can be deployed for certain tradesmen visits. But that, and tea, is pretty much it.

  2. "I know where the stop-cock is"
    has to be the greatest comment I have seen this year.
    Thank you.
    I will use it.


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