A READER RESPONDS
This bloggerette received the following letter:
I read your latest column regarding shopping with amusement and a hearty, manly grunt, grunt! As usual you are always right on such matters.
However I must issue a word of caution. I found myself one time, speaking with a woman on the same subject. As required by the Guy Code I described my point-and-shoot methodology for shopping but later on in the conversation I fell into a trap. I said I could spend hours in "House of Tools" (an actual tool store chain here in western Canada) looking at the tools and imagining what I could build with them. She asked what was different about her looking at clothes and me looking at tools, and without a good answer, my credibility was shot.
Men around the world, watch out for this trap!
Gerry van Dyk Registered Engineering Technologist
Senior Engineer - Drilling Tools
National Oilwell - Downhole Tools
This bloggerette received this reply from The Blog:
That doesn't count! Tools are different!
This bloggerette would laugh and make a comment about a river in Egypt, but likes her job, and therefore will only say: "Downhole Tools"?