I was at Lowes ( http://www.lowes.com/ ) today with Aldo Bari, a handyman who will work on some cosmetic and decorative improvements to my screened in porch.
Aldo and I were picking out lumber, beading, insulation, and laminates for the work he will do.
Lord above, did I feel like a manly man!
I am (as my Dad would have said) “cack-handed” when it comes to tools, DYI, materials etc. Ne’er mind - Aldo was the expert, and I was there to make sage comments, to choose styles, to load the store cart, and to pay the bill.
But as I said above “I felt like a manly man”.
I wished that I’d been wearing a tool belt so that other shoppers could have resonated with my DYI skills.
On the other hand, had I been wearing such a belt I probably would have revealed a bit of “plumber’s crack”, and thereby be recognised by other friends who could have been in Lowes today.
(There’s a bit of wry humour here which I’ll leave you to discern!)