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D.I.Y  ...ahhh!!!

I don't like D.I.Y,
It makes me cry, I don't know why,
And I could die etc, etc.
I should like that kinda stuff,
After all, I'm a 'MAN', yes a man,
Stereotyping all over the page!

I don't think I'm any good at 'doing it yourself,' myself;
That's the trouble you see -
I'm frightened of cocking it up,
And that just makes me crazy.
That's why I stay 'lazy' when such matters arise.
I did hang some wallpaper once,
But that took two years!

Yes, decorating did surprise me,
I didn't do such a bad job after all.
Was forced into it you see,
New baby on the way and all.

I won't tell you how I started to cry,
When the other half said,
'Get on and paint the f*ckin' ceiling!'
I just didn't wanna do it, man!
It wasn't so much the painting,
More the preparation, you know,
Clearing spaces, moving furniture,
Covering everything up, etc, etc.

As for plumbing and electrics, forget it,
I'm definitely not your man!
Don't give me anything I can't run away from!

Yes, I hate D.I.Y, but that day...

It made me a man!
Billy_Snagg
Written by Billy_Snagg (Snaggy)
Published
Author's Note
Based on a true story. Feeling boxed in, there was no way out, other than to do the work necessary & required, which I did...in the end! Reissuing this for a new friend of mine who's also having to...
Based on a true story. Feeling boxed in, there was no way out, other than to do the work necessary & required, which I did...in the end! Reissuing this for a new friend of mine who's also having to tackle some D.I.Y of her own.
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