Saturday, July 23, 2011

Doofus Of The Day #501

Today's winner comes from England.

An accident-prone husband has been banned from DIY by his wife after one too many trips to the [emergency] department.

Barry Witham has sliced open his thigh with a Stanley knife [for American readers, that's a boxcutter] while trying to fit a carpet, stabbed himself in the wrist while repairing loudspeakers and fallen through a ceiling while fetching a Christmas tree from his sister's loft.

The 36-year-old former soldier also brought down a substantial chunk of his kitchen ceiling after a repair job on a light fitting went badly wrong.

His wife, Donna, has now put her foot down and says he will not be doing anything more strenuous than wallpaper-stripping in future.

There's more at the link.

Oh, well . . . at least his wife doesn't object to his being involved with stripping (even if it is only wallpaper!) . . .



Old NFO said...

Ouch... She's the smart one, and I'm wondering how he survived the military!!!

Shrimp said...

My father jokingly* told me once how to avoid having to do any work around the house. It wasn't too much different than this fellow's method, but it mostly involved messing it up so horribly that your wife would refuse to allow you to touch the laundry, the dishes, the lawnmower, etc.

* I know it was a joke because he told me in front of my mother, and he always seemed capable of fixing anything, even if he didn't want to.

dan said...

in military he was an officer,no-doubt,lol's