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101 Uses For is popular and let's hope it stays that way. Our second book is presently called 101 tips for self sufficiency; we will certainly dip into this section for ideas. So post away and let's try and get at least one thread up to 101.
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Post: #103231 Annpan
Thu May 15, 2008 1:32 pm

18. Giving birth - well the whole creating human life is pretty amazing, maybe we should get some time off for achieving it... but noooo, now we have to feed, clean and raise the child for the next X years.

19. Making Lasagne

20. Lighting the fire

21. Growing food
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Post: #103246 marshlander
Thu May 15, 2008 2:16 pm

22. weeding ( OH only does gardening jobs that need a machine - pref. large and noisy!)

btw It is very anoying when the loo roll is on the wrong way :bootyshake:
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Post: #103248 ina
Thu May 15, 2008 2:23 pm

marshlander wrote:22. weeding ( OH only does gardening jobs that need a machine - pref. large and noisy!)

btw It is very anoying when the loo roll is on the wrong way :bootyshake:


Glad to hear it! There's a man I work with who also always gets the towel rolls on the wrong way round... Doesn't he notice they don't tear off the way he does it??? :roll:

And another guy at work only does jobs willingly that involved machinery, too... Seems to be the same problem everywhere: physically demanding jobs? Well, that's what you've got women for! :mrgreen:

Nevermind - saves me the subscription to a gym...
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Post: #103375 Milims
Fri May 16, 2008 6:31 am

[quote="Rachel Squires"]17. Attracting Fairies - you know... the ones that don't seem to be around when men are on their own. I think that maybe they are attracted to womens pheromones.....

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Ah ha! That must mean we have fairymones!
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Post: #103376 Millymollymandy
Fri May 16, 2008 6:32 am

23. Removing spiders from the sink or the bath!

(my man is trained to replace loo rolls, the correct way, and to put the toilet seat down. :lol: )

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Mon May 26, 2008 1:47 pm

24. Washing towels, bath mats and bedding.

25. Wiping toothpaste-spit splatter off the bathroom mirror. Even when they manage not to spray the bathroom when they brush their teeth!

(I hate coming face-to-face with it when I lean into the mirror to pluck my eyebrows/put make-up on... I'm short sighted, but I don't see why that means I should get other people's spit on my nose when I want to doll up!)

26. Putting food/toiletries back into the relevant cupboards after use.

(The dusting fairy refuses to shift them round to work her magic)

I'm nearly into my fourth student flatshare, and I've never lived with a boy/man who manages these (at least, not after the first month of moving into a new flat with flatmates they want to impress...). In fact, even my grandma complains that if she goes on holiday, she returns to dirt-encrusted towels.
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Post: #106329 oldfella
Thu May 29, 2008 9:10 pm

OH dear I feel so inadequate, I think I want to die as it appears we men are not needed any more, Bye :wave: :walk:
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Post: #106332 snapdragon
Thu May 29, 2008 9:40 pm

26. covering his bike - how can he not see how it goes on????




oldfella - you are all very needed - otherwise we'd have noone to tut about ;) and that would be sooooo boring :lol:
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Post: #106388 citizentwiglet
Fri May 30, 2008 8:55 am

27. Finding out what is wrong with the car, without needing to get completely covered in oil or some need to look cool brandishing a 42 piece socket set....Haynes manuals and the internet are wonderful tools!

28. Paying for repairs to said car...

29. Reminders regarding oil/coolant checks which do, really, need to be done more than once a year - particularly when there is an odd burning smell coming from under the bonnet

30. Replacing DVDs and CDs in the appropriate covers

31. Toddler breakfast cereal removal from table, floor, walls, all conceivable surfaces, clothing and toddler...cereal which, it appears, is invisible to the male eye and is only ever noticed when trodden on in bare feet.

32. Removal of car keys, sunglasses, umpteen receipts and old lottery tickets from mantlepiece on daily basis. I don't know WHY you think they make lovely ornaments - they DON'T!

33. Removal of car keys, sunglasses, umpteen receipts, old lottery tickets, chewing gum, chocolate, tissues and bank statements or vital paperwork such as P60s from back pockets of man's jeans prior to washing....
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Post: #106420 MKG
Fri May 30, 2008 10:45 am

OBJECTION m'lud. Item 30 is way out. If any (I mean it - any) woman I know replaces CDs in covers at all, they're invariably the wrong ones. Drives me bananas.

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Post: #106429 ina
Fri May 30, 2008 11:01 am

MKG wrote:OBJECTION m'lud. Item 30 is way out. If any (I mean it - any) woman I know replaces CDs in covers at all, they're invariably the wrong ones. Drives me bananas.


You need to get out more and meet a few more women, I think! :mrgreen:
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Post: #106991 Ratty
Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:49 pm

ina wrote:
Sky wrote:16. Just finding stuff in general as men don't seem to be able to.


One of our standing jokes with some of the scientists I work with - did you have a man look for this, or a woman look? :mrgreen:


That is known as "boy-looking" amongst myself, OH & friends.

Hint: If it is not found IMMEDIATELY then it probably is there, just half an inch to the side of the area you might be boy-looking in!

Two days ago, OH asked me where I'd moved his bread rolls to? I said they were still in the bread bin. His reply, "no they're not, I've looked". My response "if you make me get up & look for them just because you've done boy-looking I'll be very very not happy". Him "oh found them, they were behind the bagels" :roll:

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Post: #107382 Urban Ayisha
Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:55 pm

citizentwiglet wrote:
32. Removal of car keys, sunglasses, umpteen receipts and old lottery tickets from mantlepiece on daily basis. I don't know WHY you think they make lovely ornaments - they DON'T!

33. Removal of car keys, sunglasses, umpteen receipts, old lottery tickets, chewing gum, chocolate, tissues and bank statements or vital paperwork such as P60s from back pockets of man's jeans prior to washing....


HA AH HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :lol: "but your stuff is on there!" but my stuff is nice girly ornamental stuff. men so need handbags, thats where we keep all this kind of rubbish!


all sooooo true.
and the 'boy-finding'. too funny. il be 2 rooms away from kitchen and he'll shout "wheres the milk?" as he's opening the fridge door. ha ah haaaaaaaaaa!

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Post: #116182 Rosendula
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:05 am

34. tidying up all the stuff he leaves about to show that he's done some cleaning (rare occasion). Like if he sweeps the living room floor, the foot-stools stay on the settee until I move them and them. If he mops the floor, bringing the mop and bucket in from the garden (why it ends up out there I don't know).

35. Putting the iron away after he has used it

36. Paying the credit card off before we get charged any interest

37. finding the remote control (and then giving him it back)
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Re: Women

Post: #116185 Rod in Japan
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:23 am

Keeping a mental record of all conversations and verbal interactions over the last six months.

Me: "When did you say the summer hols were again?"
Her: "I told you last week"

It's a very useful skill.


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