Monday, August 11, 2008

Gentle Persuasion

The more I deal with men, the more I realize that subtlety is not their forte. Sure, a woman likes a little romance and spontaneity from a man who anticipates here every need. But even the good men appreciate a concise statement of wishes that leaves no room for error. It motivates them, I think.

Case in point: New sofa did not mesh well with old end table. And I hated the old end table anyway (too dorm room). So I went on a hunt and found some I like, but there were a few details that wouldn 't work and they were a bit pricey for the workmanship that went into them. Hey, I thought, I've got a boy with a saw who likes to build stuff...maybe he'll build these for me?

Over the next few weeks, the hint dropping went something like this:

"Check out these end tables I found. Wouldn't they work perfectly by the sofa?"

"Hmm, those end tables I showed you the other day are a bit expensive, aren't they? Couldn't they be made cheaper than that?"

"How hard to you think it would be to make those end tables I like?"

"Hey, I drew up a sketch of the end tables. Why don't you take it with you to Lowe's?"


And finally:

"Make me this."

That did the trick. A week later and I have this:

end table

Yipppe!!

And that's why guys rock: straightforward, to the point, and very, very handy! :)


P.S. Like my new pillows in the background? Someone else likes them too!

tabby and pillows

3 comments:

  1. this post had me rolling on the floor!

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  2. Very cool pillows and tables! LOVELY!

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  3. love the table and the pillows!

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