Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I have registered for a “Handy Person’s Course.” (Actual title…gender neutral…good start…)
God help the instructor. I could do with a small miracle, too.
Do you think it will be essential to know and/or recognize all the various tools? Because I won’t. I was kind of hoping the course description would include the reassuring words, “No prior knowledge and/or skills required.” It didn’t. The “Auto Maintenance for Beginners” did but that’s not happening – car engines intimidate me.
The course I’m taking is for “…anyone who wants to learn to repair an electrical plug (yikes!), fix a leaky faucet (sounds okay), re-hang or install a new door…”
The door bit gave me pause. How do you install a door if you can’t even lift one? Fortunately, I don’t need a new door in my home. Yet. Knock on wood.
I’m a good sport. If anyone in the class makes fun of me, I can take it. But if good-natured teasing turns into ridicule, I’m out of there. That, or they’ll be on the receiving end of a soft-spoken but sincere, “F**k you” from sweet, nice Beth. Appearances can be deceiving.
Wish me luck.
Drats. I ended up on the waiting list!
The good news is there must be lots of people just like me (tool-impaired).
The bad news is, of course, I am not assured of a spot.
Perhaps I'm destined to pay for the skills of others and to continue with my own haphazard and make-shift repair methods?
It is out of my hands - so to speak.
Que sera sera.
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