Monday, March 19, 2012

Magpie Tales #109 "A Worthwhile Deception"

image:  Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
A Worthwhile Deception

My man frequents Lowe's, 
devoted to "I can do it for less"

buying wrenches; God knows what else.
Directions seldom used, he
puzzles pieces together,

"Wonderful, honey!" my mantra
"Don't miss tee time" as I lovingly
hand him his clubs, appreciative...

of the handyman dialed quickly 

"Y'know the drill...
you have four hours to fix it."

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, March 19, 2012

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This is for Magpie Tales #109 .  The photo prompt is the image above.  I also linked this up with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Open Link Monday".  


25 comments:

Mary Mansfield said...

This gave me a good chuckle. Thank goodness my husband is the handy type!

Heaven said...

He..he...My hubby can only fix some things; for major stuff, we have to call the handyman.

Happy day ~

Other Mary said...

Hahaha - love it! And can I get the number of your handman?

TexWisGirl said...

oh, you made me laugh! thanks!

Helen said...

.. or you could take a page from my book and do it all by yourself!

Kim Nelson said...

Cracked me up!
Unfortunately, I am the one in this family that is more certain of handyman skills than is wise. On occasion I must humbly ask The Good Husband for corrective actions! *sigh*

Kutamun said...

Ahh, given four bours, but on the job 365 !

Asni / A Walk In My Heart said...

Love your take on this image. Makes me smile.

Doctor FTSE said...

Great stuff. It would surely delight Mr.Bill Bryson?

Jinksy said...

Oh, the delights of DIY...

Kristen Haskell said...

oh that is good... Funny!

Lydia said...

Oooh, this is wicked-good fun! Sounds like a well-rehearsed dance at your house. I enjoyed the lighter touch you gave this prompt. :)

izzy said...

Oh yah- gotta have the latest- wrench, etc. and if we have a project
and he wants to tinker- I go riding!

Nancy said...

The cry of many women; the handy man hubby....

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This made me smile. Great strategy!

Tess Kincaid said...

Thanks for the smiles...loved this...Lowes knows...

Abin Chakraborty said...

Reminds me of Tool Time...great fun.

Herotomost said...

As a man I am good with that...as long as the handyman isn't too handsome....I'd hate to have to beat him with my new wrenches....lol.

lisa said...

I LOVE this Margaret!

Mama Zen said...

Very clever, lady!

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar...
I'm so glad your are back from Boot Camp.
It was so quiet when you were gone!
Loved your story!

Daydreamertoo said...

Hehe... Loved this. He gets 'time off' for good behaviour too LOL

Fireblossom said...

LOL! Too good.

Old Ollie said...

Great twist!

Reena Walkling said...

Love it! Gives me a giggle!