ManFAQ Friday: “The name’s Handy. Jack Handy.”

It’s Friday, and that means answer time! For those of you who have commented with questions from previous ManFAQs, thank you. I’m adding yours to the list of questions women have asked about men over the years, and I will answer them all in turn – to continue to demystify the more malodorous gender for those of the gentler. Actual questions, posed by real women, and answered by a REAL man. What could go wrong?

Question:  Why do they not admit their shortcomings?  My man is so anti-Mr. Fix-it that I get insanely worried when my he gets within 20 feet of the toolbox.  Just admit that you cannot do something so I can let the landlord know before you seriously break it!

Answer:    This is the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle in action.  If you weren’t watching, we’d call someone.  Or more likely, we’d just leave it broken.  If you didn’t need it all of last night, it’s probably not that important.  But, since you’re there, we feel that we need to remind you that we’re better, more manly, more suitable as a mating partner than the maintenance guy – not just in bed, but everywhere.  After all, if he tried doing my job, he’d get fired and probably sued, or killed.  But we could do his job, you betcha.  “Hey ya’ll, watch this!”

The best part of this is the look on our faces when we give in, admit that we’re not going to get around to whatever that is – not that we couldn’t, mind you, we’re just too busy – and when the professional comes to make it all better, it’s a woman.  Most of us just totally short-circuit, particularly if she’s cute. 


Now you know. Please, feel free to comment with any questions you’d like answered!

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