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Old 05-30-09, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride View Post
The women that are concerned about breaking their nails and getting their hands dirty prefer pink crappy tools. I know plenty of guys that can't find the functional end of a ratchet. It's a little sexist to group all women into the incapable, non-mechanical, pink-tool loving category. It has nothing to do with gender.
True, I hadn't considered that some men might want pink tools...not that there's anything wrong with that. They're still idiots for buying crap.
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Sort of on, sort of off topic but I once dated a "tool" that couldn't figure out how to change a flat tire on his car. He couldn't figure out how to use the jack, let alone change the tire. I had to show him. And don't even get me started on him checking his own oil, what's that???
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Sort of on, sort of off topic but I once dated a "tool" that couldn't figure out how to change a flat tire on his car. He couldn't figure out how to use the jack, let alone change the tire. I had to show him. And don't even get me started on him checking his own oil, what's that???
Why is it OK for a girl not to know that, but if a guy doesn't he's a "tool"? Sexism works both ways.
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Sort of on, sort of off topic but I once dated a "tool" that couldn't figure out how to change a flat tire on his car. He couldn't figure out how to use the jack, let alone change the tire. I had to show him. And don't even get me started on him checking his own oil, what's that???
So what WAS he good at?
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Old 05-30-09, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Holly View Post
Sort of on, sort of off topic but I once dated a "tool" that couldn't figure out how to change a flat tire on his car. He couldn't figure out how to use the jack, let alone change the tire. I had to show him. And don't even get me started on him checking his own oil, what's that???
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So what WAS he good at? .
dated... i.e. past tense therefore not much Am I right or am I right?
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Old 05-30-09, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
Why is it OK for a girl not to know that, but if a guy doesn't he's a "tool"? Sexism works both ways.
I'm guessing that perhaps the "tool" part came about from other aspects of who he was and not his inability to use a tool.
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Old 05-30-09, 04:17 PM
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You're in Wisconsin. You could buy a 100,000 square foot house for a buck a square foot.
More like $50/sq ft in 1994. But this part of Wis is still in a bit of a real estate bubble. I don't know why.
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Old 05-30-09, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride View Post
I'm guessing that perhaps the "tool" part came about from other aspects of who he was and not his inability to use a tool.
She made it quite clear that his tooliness was based upon his lack of ability to change a tire...a skill every male must apparently have to get a man card. Sexist expectation? Perhaps. I don't make the rules...I just break them.
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Originally Posted by dgodave View Post
So what WAS he good at?
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He wasn't good at anything that I could see, but he thought he was good at everything.
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Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
Why is it OK for a girl not to know that, but if a guy doesn't he's a "tool"? Sexism works both ways.
Has nothing to do with sexism. Had to do with him implying and saying he was handy, yada, yada, yada, then when faced with having to change a tire couldn't figure it out. Lots of talk, no substance. Punted him quickly.

Edit* One further comment. I believe that if one "talks the talk" then they had better be able to "walk the walk" and that goes for both men and women.

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Old 05-31-09, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Holly View Post
Has nothing to do with sexism. Had to do with him implying and saying he was handy, yada, yada, yada, then when faced with having to change a tire couldn't figure it out. Lots of talk, no substance. Punted him quickly.

Edit* One further comment. I believe that if one "talks the talk" then they had better be able to "walk the walk" and that goes for both men and women.
Ah, something we can agree on.

I can also see his attitude leading to his lack of skills. You can't teach someone that already knows everything.
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Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
Ah, something we can agree on.


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I can also see his attitude leading to his lack of skills. You can't teach someone that already knows everything.
How true.
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Old 05-31-09, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride View Post
The women that are concerned about breaking their nails and getting their hands dirty prefer pink crappy tools. I know plenty of guys that can't find the functional end of a ratchet. It's a little sexist to group all women into the incapable, non-mechanical, pink-tool loving category. It has nothing to do with gender.
Depends on the intended use of the ratchet in question...

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Old 05-31-09, 04:14 PM
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Then of course there's ...

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Hah!! I'm pretty certain the "tool" I dated has a set of those.
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Kitchens are not cheap. Are you implying that you have no say in the matter?
No, that's the problem: I do have a say in the matter. I like the good appliances.
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Hah!! I'm pretty certain the "tool" I dated has a set of those.
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Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride View Post
Are you kidding me? Man you guys are digging holes. Not all women are helpless with tools/construction/remodeling/repairing house and car and we don't all like pink. If I'm using tools, I want the real thing not some foo-foo pink, made for women crap.
I...think I might love you a little bit.
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