Saturday, December 30, 2006

From a retired LtCol of Marines ..................

to keep in mind for this year's birthdays, Father's Day, and next Christmas .......................... ;)

Guide to Buying Gifts For Men:

Rule #1:
When in doubt - buy him a cordless drill. It does not matter if he already has one. I have a friend who owns 17 and he has yet to complain. As a man, you can never have too many cordless drills. No one knows why.

Rule #2:
If you cannot afford a cordless drill, buy him anything with the word ratchet or socket in it. Men love saying those two words. "Hey George, can I borrow your ratchet?" "OK. By-the-way, are you through with my 3/8 inch socket yet?" Again, no one knows why.

Rule #3:
If you are really, really broke, buy him anything for his car. A 99 cent ice scraper, a small bottle of de-icer or something to hang from his rear view mirror. Men love gifts for their cars. No one knows why.

Rule #4:
Do not buy men socks. Do not buy men ties. And never buy men bathrobes. I was told that if God had wanted men to wear bathrobes, he wouldn't have invented Jockey shorts.

Rule #5:
You can buy men new remote controls to replace the ones they have worn out. If you have a lot of moneybuy your man a big screen TV and watch him go wild as he flips, and flips, and flips.

Rule #6:
Buy men label makers. Almost as good as cordless drills. Within a couple of weeks there will be labels absolutely everywhere. "Socks. Shorts. Cups. Saucers. Door. Lock. Sink." You get the idea. No one knows why.

Rule #7:
Good places to shop for men include Northwest Iron Works, Parr Lumber, Home Depot, John Deere, Valley RVCenter, and Les Schwab Tire. (NAPA Auto Parts and Sears' Clearance Centers are also excellent men's stores. It doesn't matter if he doesn't know what itis. "From NAPA Auto, eh? Must be something I need. Hey! Isn't this a starter for a '68 Ford Fairlane? Wow! Thanks.")

Rule #8:
It's hard to beat a really good wheelbarrow or an aluminum extension ladder. Never buy a real man astep ladder. It must be an extension ladder. No one knows why.

Rule #9: Clamps. Men can never have enough quick grip clamps. No one knows why.

Rule #10: Buy your man Duct Tape. This is a man's most universal repair tool. All men know, if you can't fix it, duct it.


G Bro said...

A lovely list! I can't keep the cordless drill I have charged, so get me one with a GOOD battery. But I'll take the STEPladder for the same reason I DON'T want the robe - the beachball that has appeared below my ribcage.

Rick said...

Do not buy men socks. Yet Bonnie bought me a dozen pairs of white socks for Christmas.

I have 3 cordless drils from 14.4 volts to 24 volts along with 2 cordless skillsaws, 2 cordless sanders, a cordless reciprocating saw and 2 cordless jigsaws. More would be appreciated.

Diamond Mair said...

Our {available} cordless drill decided to die after Mike used it the last time - I was right there, and he didn't abuse it in any manner ...................... but he had left it in the 'constantly damp/wet' spot on the passenger-side floorboard of his truck .................. he thinks there's a leak along the door/window ....................... ;)
Semper Fi' Rick!