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October 17, 2012

With a little thought, men can fix anything

I receive emails from a lot of different sources, some welcome, some not.

Some are so funny I have to share them with our readers.

The most recent one is entitled “Men Can Fix Anything.” My disclaimer: some men can fix anything, but don’t count women out of that equation. Sometimes the women get tired of waiting for the men in their lives to fix the broken “stuff,” and they go ahead and fix it themselves. I can attest to that.

Anyway, this email has pictures of a variety of broken things and the way men “fixed” them. Take the guy who needed a grill to cook steaks over his outdoor fire pit. He simply turned a metal grocery cart on its side, strategically placed the side panel over the fire and before you know it he had medium-rare steaks.

Or how about the guy who didn’t have a front wheel for his bicycle. He found a grocery cart and attached the front wheel forks of the bike to the cart. Down the road he went. Not a problem.

Need to feed a lot of people a lot of hot dogs at your next picnic? Grab a metal leaf rake. Put the hot dogs on the end of each tine and, quick as a rabbit, you have hot dogs cooked over the outdoor fire. Smart? Sure! Got the job done.

In the “Not So Sure You Should Do That” category is the man who needed hot water for his shower. He mounted a 20-gallon hot-water heater on the wall over the tub, rigged the water pipes, ran an extension cord from the sink to the heater and plugged in the hot water heater. There is no proof this man is still alive to talk about his invention.

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