Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Mechanically addled

When I was born, my father proclaimed that I was going to be a mechanic, just like him and his brother. He soon discovered that that would not be the case. Although I loved using building toys like Lego, it became apparent that I would not be transferring any of those building skills to the real world. I am simply not handy. I can clean, organize, dismantle, and sometimes even reassemble something, but I am not the kind of person who can be told "build a step for this house" and do it. I think I could be - but with a lot of practice. My job at camp right now is very focused on being handy, and I can only do so much, but I guess the important thing is that I'm trying. And, to honour the spirit of the classic Red Green sign-off, I hope they find me handsome, because right now I'm not that handy.

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