A Woman's Guide to Men's Gifts  

lostmydrinkagain 44F
2339 posts
8/8/2006 10:57 pm

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8/12/2006 7:42 pm

A Woman's Guide to Men's Gifts

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 deicer 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 money buy your man a big-screen TV with the little picture in the corner. Watch him go wild as he flips, and flips, and flips.

Rule #6:
Do not buy a man any of those fancy liqueurs. If you do, it will sit in a cupboard for 23 years. Real men drink whiskey or beer.

Rule #7:
Do not buy any man industrial-sized canisters of after shave or deodorant. I\'m told they do not stink - they are earthy.

Rule #8:
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 #9:
Never buy a man anything that says \"some assembly required\" on the box. It will ruin his Special Day and he will always have parts left over.

Rule #10:
Good places to shop for men include Northwest Iron Works, Parr Lumber, Home Depot, John Deere, Valley RV Center, 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 it is. \"From NAPA Auto, eh? Must be something I need. Hey! Isn\'t this a starter for a \'68 Ford Fairlane? Wow! Thanks.\")

Rule #11:
Men enjoy danger. That\'s why they never cook - but they will barbecue. Get him a monster barbecue with a 100-pound propane tank. Tell him the gas line leaks. \"Oh the thrill! The challenge! Who wants a hamburger?\"

Rule #12:
Tickets to a Red Wing/Lions/Pistons/Tigers game are a smart gift. However, he will not appreciate tickets to \"A Retrospective of 19th Century Quilts.\" Everyone knows why.

Rule #13:
Men love chainsaws. Never, ever, buy a man you love a chainsaw. If you don\'t know why - please refer to Rule #8 and what happens when he gets a label maker.

Rule #14:
It\'s hard to beat a really good wheelbarrow or an aluminum extension ladder. Never buy a real man a step ladder. It must be an extension ladder. No one knows why.

Rule #15:
Rope. Men love rope. It takes us back to our cowboy origins, or at least The Boy Scouts. Nothing says love like a hundred feet of 3/8\" manila rope. No one knows why.

rm_cutechubby8 46F
3428 posts
8/9/2006 7:50 am

LMAO again!

lostmydrinkagain 44F
2272 posts
8/9/2006 9:11 am

just doing my job educating the women of the world...

rm_cutechubby8 46F
3428 posts
8/9/2006 6:23 pm

Do not buy him underwear, he'll only tell you there's no need as the one's you brought him 10 years ago still fit him now he's broken them in, and besides they're now back in fashion even with the extra ventilation!

lostmydrinkagain 44F
2272 posts
8/9/2006 7:03 pm

    Quoting rm_cutechubby8:
    Do not buy him underwear, he'll only tell you there's no need as the one's you brought him 10 years ago still fit him now he's broken them in, and besides they're now back in fashion even with the extra ventilation!
thats not true, I got him some at Christmas because I made him throw the thin holy ones out...and he has since bought even more, mmm they look so good, but the ones I got him are my favorites.

SeeksCams 53M  
40 posts
8/12/2006 8:01 am

Hmmmmmm..... here are my comments :

#1) He's probably afraid to say "we've already got one! It's very nice!". For fear of receiving a pout

#2) Already got one .... it's very nice

#3) Just get me a card.... a cute one.... with a teddy bear or a kitty on it I'll treasure it more

#4) Socks, as long as they're black. A bathrobe.... I need a bathrobe!!!!

#5) Hehehehe.... my TV's hardly one

#6) Please, get me some liqueurs Nice ones Parfait Amour, or Elixir d'Anvers (which would be better!!) Great with coffee on a relaxing afternoon. And Dubonnet before a meal Whisk(e)y... nah... beer? Must be a good one And not a "Light" beer...anything less than 4% alcohol is like making love in a canoe.... A nice Cooper's Sparkling ale at about 5% is good Or a Belgian beer around 8 or 9%

#7) As long as it's a fragrance we both agree on, I'm happy with what I'm bought

# Label maker? No thanks

#9) Putting it together, together, is half the fun As long as I have a cordless screwdriver, the right attachments (no smart comments, please!! ), and a rubber mallet

#10) This space intentionally left blank.

#11) Not this little black duck!!

#12) Neither of those will find favour with me But get me to a Pink Floyd/Moody Blues/Jethro Tull concert, and I will be very, very grateful

#13) Chainsaws?? No way!!See #11)

#14) Step ladder will do me fine... any roof work, and I'll pay someone who's insured to break his neck

#15) Rope. You don't know why we love rope? Rooooooooope I prefer the soft, smooth satiny stuff Use your imagination

Hmmmmmm.... I'd make a lousy redneck

I'll sit here drinking my coffee & liqueur, eating a slice of nice cheesecake, thinking how much I'd like to bury my tongue somewhere soft and wet

Take care...


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