Posted by Jackson Pearce in Blog on Jul 15, 2012
One of the funniest / most useful videos I ever saw on an authors page =D I did a handyman workshop at our community center four months ago, it was a LOT of fun, but I also realized that there were quite a number of women who just couldn’t stop making ‘jokes’ like “Oh my, I don’t get it. I think I’ll just call my brother when this has to be done” or the clichéd “Wouldn’t I break my fingernails then?” at every occasion – 30 minutes into the course, I finally realized that they were rather serious and it really started annoying me. Thanks for finally saying out lout that your sex doesn’t magically make you a good handyman / cook / whatever else.
I also grew up playing with hammers and screw drivers (my family is filled with handymen and handywommen–yes, for those who don’t already know, females can be quite good at fixing things!).
I bet part of the reason why I love your books and YouTube videos so much is because I seem to be very similar to you in some ways.
Please keep writing books and making YouTube videos! They both always brighten my day.
LOL! Hurray – You got the spoon. Yes, you did warn about the extreme usage of the word Penis. Very well done, ma’am! lol (now I can’t look at a screwdriver the same…)
I, too, had a handyman of a father. I, too, am not afraid to pull something apart and put it back together. Yet, I will whine when it’s not working and make my husband clean up the mess of whatever thing (toaster, dishwasher, window) I tried to fix. :3
I just today found your blog, and this had me laughing hysterically. Well done and can’t wait to watch more!
(P.S. I, too, am a woman who isn’t afraid to fix things herself. I also have my dad on speed-dial, he’s my own version of Google.)
Jachson , I like the way you think . Two suggestions I would like you to take under advisement from an electrician who has just retired after thirty years . You put the ground wire on backwards . The hook goes in the same direction you tighten the screw . Your way can cause the wire to fall off . Also , kill all of the breakers , and then the main . Then use , at least , a proximity tester . Panels are often labeled incorrectly , if at all . Boxes are sometimes used to carry more than one circuit . Wire insulation degrades over time and fails . Circuit breakers also fail . Given the fact that electricity is silent , odorless , and can have a plasma reaction capable of disintegrating a steel edge in less time than it takes the breaker to trip , I practice these precautions whenever I work . The amount of current going through the smallest Christmas tree bulb can stop your heart . I shudder to think about your liability if one were to die while acting on your encouragement .
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