Wednesday, July 11

Knife vs. Screwdriver

Maybe I'm wrong. If I am, I'll be the first to admit it, but something tells me that I'm not...at least about this! It started simply enough...just a kind request to tighten the screw on the kitchen cabinet:

ME: "This door seems loose. Would you please tighten up this hinge screw?"


HUB: "UmmmmHmmmm..I'll get to it this weekend."


ME: (thinking to myself) Seriously? This weekend? Like, 2-3 days from now?


ME: "Oh never mind, I'll just use a knife."


I will spare you the details, but the words "garage", "tool box", "not an emergency" and "you don't do it right" were uttered. So after walking all the way out to the garage...what is it, 10 steps or something like that, I should know, I do enough laundry...and getting the RIGHT screwdriver, the hinge was tightened.


I try to be as honest as possible, at least most of the time, but if he knew just how many things, besides spread butter, that knife can do his head would probably pop off. In it's other life it can open mail, loosen/tighten screws, pry frozen chicken breasts apart, get the lid from a can out of the can when it slips in, chop ice, scrape up stuff, open the pantry lock, get tape unstuck from the roll (you know, when no one remembers to turn an edge back so it doesn't stick to itself)...I could just go on and on. What good is a kitchen utensil if it only does one thing?


Anyway...he insists that no one else uses the knife as anything other than a knife...so help me out here, people. Let me know if you use a knife for other stuff just so we can let him know that it's okay to step outside of the little teeny tiny box of right and wrong that you stay in and avoid any...ohh, wait...just let me know if you use it for anything else!

2 comments:

Kari said...

Your poor misguided husband. How sad. Thinking a butter knife was just for...well, BUTTER. Good gravy. Sheltered was he? I use our butter knives for anything and everything! You know those little holders on the back of picture frames that you can't pry up with your fingernails? Or that stuff that gets dropped on your tile floors on the side of the fridge that you'd have to soak 3 days just to loosen?

Hmmmmm. Wait a minute. Maybe I should stop. I keep reminding myself what I really use my butter knives for, I may never be able to actually use them for butter ever again. ha

Thanks for the comment you left on my blog. I still can't believe anyone else would actually read anything I've written! But I'm glad you did because it led me to YOUR blog - which I like very much! I'll be back!

Kari said...

Your poor misguided husband. How sad. Thinking a butter knife was just for...well, BUTTER. Good gravy. Sheltered was he? I use our butter knives for anything and everything! You know those little holders on the back of picture frames that you can't pry up with your fingernails? Or that stuff that gets dropped on your tile floors on the side of the fridge that you'd have to soak 3 days just to loosen?

Hmmmmm. Wait a minute. Maybe I should stop. I keep reminding myself what I really use my butter knives for, I may never be able to actually use them for butter ever again. ha

Thanks for the comment you left on my blog. I still can't believe anyone else would actually read anything I've written! But I'm glad you did because it led me to YOUR blog - which I like very much! I'll be back!