All the Single Ladies
If you’re looking for a husband, can I give you a bit of advice? Choose a man who’s handy.
I admit it’s not why I fell in love, but I happened to get a handy man anyway. Not a handyman. A handy man. Very different. Let me explain.
Last weekend, I had our neighbor — who is a master carpenter — add some shelves to my closet. But he forgot to add the hanging bar. He left all the stuff behind, so my husband said he could do it. And he sounded really confident when he said it, too.
Well, my handy husband got out the hack saw and the drill and started working in the closet. He finally got the bar the right size and it was crooked. And not just a little bit crooked. There was an obvious slant to the bar. So he tried it again. And lost one of the screws in the process. Now — I have a hanging bar in my closet. It’s sort of straight. It’s missing a screw. But it holds my clothes. That’s a handy man. Had my neighbor done it, it would have been perfectly straight, nothing missing and it would have been done by a handyman. See what I mean?
Granted — it doesn’t always work out so well. Sometimes a handy husband can know just enough to be dangerous. My friend’s husband and his buddies were convinced they could replace her garbage disposal. And they did.
But the next day, she realized her dishwasher wasn’t working. And guess what? Her handy husband had to call a real handyman to come fix it.
So ladies — let this be a lesson. You want your hanging bar hung faster? You want the man to take out the trash and change out the light bulbs? Then find yourself a guy who’s not only smart and successful and good-looking and funny, but also one who’s handy. And if you’re really smart, you’ll find a handyman too.
Suzanne Boyd is the Anchor Woman at 5pm and 7pm on WPEC-TV12. She canalso be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. She is a regular contributor and we along with her viewers enjoy her offbeat and humorous insights to life in our slice of paradise. Be sure to tell your friends you read this on Palm Beachlwp.com. We hope your hand gets better real fast!