a reply to: argentus
If nothing else, it will school Mom's boyfriend that his paradigms about construction tasks need modification.
I don't want to streach the gender-role isssue here too much, but I have to tell one more story about my mother's boyfriend. Both of them, my mother
and him, are retired now. So they have lot's of time to spend with stuff I consider as ...well...what elderly couples, who do have lots of energy
Lately my step-dad asked me if he can drive my scooter, because I don't drive it anymore because I go by feet and gasoline is too expensive I think,
therefore I parked it in my mothers/step-dad's garage for quite a while. So...he asked me if he can drive it, and I said, "of course. No problem."
First thing he needed was a helmet. I have two helmets. My one and a second one. My Mom told me he her boyfriend is going to buy himself a helmet,
because he thinks MY helmets are...well..kind of non-fitting-uncool, so she said, that he said.
Af few weeks later, I asked her if he got himself a new helmet, and she said, "No. Guess what, Daughter, he used your helmet, that one he thought is
uncool and does not fit him well, but his friend, who also drives a scooter told him that your helmet is a ..... helmet. And now he wears it. Because
Sergey told him that's a cool brand-helmet."
Annndddd...as I asked her, my mother, we have a jour-fix where we only meet each other, if he, her boyfriend did ride my bike on a free-way, just to
blow it free from standing in the garage for too long, she said, "no, he complains that your bike is not running properly." And I told her to tell him
to ride the bike on a free-way at maximum speed for some time to blow it free. Yadda-yadda-yadda...she told him to do that and what happend? He
finally did it and now that bike runs like a good nurtured baby. But it took a while and Sergey told him to do the same thing.
My step-dad is some kind of a ....but in the very end...if nothing else works, he does what he's been told.
edit on 8-3-2016 by Willingly because: Shalom! And good onja too!