Today is Worship of Tools Day

Tile Saw

When : Always March 11th :

There are few things that the male population worships more than his tools. To some, a tool is a natural extension of their arm or other appendages. So, Worship of Tools Day is a logical day of celebration. And, it’s definitely a guy thing. Please note however, there are more than a few ladies who love to work with their hands, and find today to be an important holiday.

Song of the Day: If I  Had a Hammer

Mr Husband and I have a ton of tools between us, but we rarely use them.  I have my very own drill, saw and sander. Used to use them too. Not anymore.  Anything needs doing? Call Mr. Martin – he can do anything. He installed the customized DVD shelves in the closet that hub-mans collection outgrew over the years.

It’s amazing what men can do with tools. I can hang a picture, maybe a shelf or 2 but cut tile with a saw? I don’t think so. I gave that thing in the picture above a wide berth. The workman packed it up and took it away today. I guess they are finished. Paint and fixtures next on the agenda.

Man started making tools about 2 million years ago. And have been fascinated with them ever since. Tools and sex obviously go together. Though, why this woman is wearing ballet shoes is a mystery. Some part of the symbolism I’m missing. I’ll have to ask Hub-man what that means to him.

Researchers are constantly debating the chicken or the egg conundrum when it comes to tools. It seems the development of language skills and tools have paralleled through history. The same part of the brain is used for both skills. That brings us from the Neanderthal clubbing his women and dragging her off  to his cave to the modern man. “Hey baby, hop in my fancy Corvette and I’ll drag you off to my cave.”

8 responses

  1. I have a tool chest and I use them occassionaly at this point. I have to tell you, I have one of those husbands who can change a light bulb but not much above that. As I have aged, I now choose the Mr. Handyman route. It is so much better for me and it makes my husband feel better, because there is “a professional” working on the problem.

    1. Handy man is the greatest invention since sliced bread!

  2. How is it that I managed to marry 2 men who can not use a hammer? I am talking hopeless to the nth degree. It has always been up to me to fix anything and everything. And still is! Bigtime!
    I am not the only woman in this position, I know. My mother managed to marry 5 (yes, you heard me right! Five) husbands, none of which was remotely handy. She was always building stuff.
    OK, my brother builds stuff, but the stuff he builds is best defined as junk. Rubbish, complete crap that is dangerous to go near, never mind sit or stand on. (His toilet is threatening to disappear to the flat below his… he’s working on it.)
    I don’t know, Trinity – I think this time you’ve got it ALL wrong!

    1. 5 hubs? Wow! That’s brave. 1 seems to do me in some days. Laughing at your characterization of your brother! Good stuff, and truth is stranger than fiction!

      1. It was a highly dysfunctional, certifiable (and occasionally certified and locked away), savage, whacky, bookish, violent, genius and somehow very loving family… The stepfathers were all almost completely ignored by the four of us children. We knew they were disposable.

        1. Holy Cow! Sounds a lot like my family

    2. Well I’m talking men who are trained to use tools. Not all are as we well konw. 🙂

  3. Happy day!!

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