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3 pairs of scissors!!!

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Cherrytree59 Fri 05-May-17 18:04:42

DH has been visiting his DM today and has returned home with with 3 pairs of old scissors all exactly the same
small with rounded off 'points'.
I suggested the bin.
We have scissors to spare in various shapes. and sizes.
He said 'no - they maybe be in useful'
I demonstrated on the porridge box that all three would not cut butter!
DH ?
Well he went off and put them with in the garage with all the other crap useful stuffhmm

Greyduster Fri 05-May-17 18:58:43

It's a man thing- except that I do it too! hmm

Beammeupscottie Fri 05-May-17 19:24:28

If I outlive my DH, my first job will be to hire a skip to clear his "precious and useful" stuff.

LadyGracie Fri 05-May-17 19:30:48

I throw things away, then later find I could have made good use of it and regret throwing it out!

Cherrytree59 Fri 05-May-17 19:33:55

Greyduster* I think we all fall one of two

That crossed my mind beammeupscottiehmm

vampirequeen Fri 05-May-17 19:38:19

I think it's more of a man thing.

Cherrytree59 Fri 05-May-17 19:38:41

LadyGracie I know what you mean
But DH could have kept one pair
useless scissors and chucked two away

nanaK54 Fri 05-May-17 20:15:31

Cherrytree59 I do believe that your DH and mine may have been separated at birth grin

nanaK54 Fri 05-May-17 20:17:04

Beammeupscottie just the one skip?
I would need at twenty here grin

Jalima1108 Fri 05-May-17 20:37:47

I hope he paid his mother for the scissors

Why is it bad luck to give knives? Who knows, but it's a common belief all over the world. From China to Europe, the superstition is that a gifted knife will "cut the friendship" between giver and receiver, or that it will cut the gift recipient... unless they do one thing.

The giver of a knife, according to many traditions and superstitions, should only offer a knife with a penny attached, which the recipient promptly gives back to the giver as a "payment" for the knife, thereby preserving their relationship (and fingers).

I suppose if the scissors won't cut butter, it doesn't matter!

Cherrytree59 Fri 05-May-17 20:49:02

Oh heck. I didn't know that Jalima!
Is there a time limit, will Monday be too late?
Three pairs of scissors=three lots of bad luck

Now you come to mention it I remember my mother giving an electric knife as a present and doing something similar.

Cherrytree59 Fri 05-May-17 20:50:49

Nana They must have used the same mouldgrin

Cherrytree59 Fri 05-May-17 21:04:07

Vampire queen I agree
there are sheds and garages the length and breadth UK full of male paraphernalia that's far too important to be skipped .
They can even watch the TV programme Shed and Buried grin

Katek Fri 05-May-17 22:33:20

Mine is just as bad - I refuse to go into the garage, it looks like one of those hoarder programmes! He's had to rent a second garage for his beloved vintage sports car as it won't fit in ours. Said car never goes anywhere, just sits in its garage after DH spent a fortune restoring the thing. I have to watch him like a hawk as he tries to take over bits of the utility room with more 'stuff'. Grrrrr.

chocolatepudding Fri 05-May-17 22:45:56

Michael macintyre's sketch about the man drawer in the kitchen is so true to life! In my kitchen dh has one man drawer and three cupboards! However being an engineer he does repair everything.........but he does have a huge shed just a few minutes walk away.

Jalima1108 Fri 05-May-17 23:22:34

Cherrytree I didn't know the person giving the gift had to attach the money to it then the recipient give it back - we've been doing it wrong all these years!!

grannypiper Sat 06-May-17 08:23:55

DH is just about to put up shed no4 (they are not small) and is promising to remove the motorbike and parts from my Dining room along with the parts that are in kitchen cupboards and hallway ! He has the biggest load of junk stuff going, he even has more bloody motorbikes stored with friends 400 miles away. Every part he buys (£300 on ebay last month) is as rare as hens teeth !!! I have banned him from every selling site and wont even but the local paper as it has a for sale section. But seemingly it is our pension fund and i should be glad that he can spot a bargain.
Dont start my on the "just in case" box in the bottom shed, junk just absoloute junk

PRINTMISS Sat 06-May-17 08:29:30

Well now, yesterday we finally did it. Yes! we emptied the old chest of drawers which has been standing in the corner of the garage inaccessible for ever. I have arranged for someone to come from Amberley Museum and take away all the old tools etc., which had been collected over the years - must admit I was tempted to save some, but only for sentimental reasons, but no, they have all been sorted and in a pile ready for Tuesday. Then we have to dispose of the chest of drawers and some other bits and pieces, but we should have a nice clear garage before the winter sets it - see, I am giving myself plenty of time.

Christinefrance Sat 06-May-17 08:55:08

Same here Beammeupscottie & NanaK, several skips would be needed which are not available here in rural France. My husband has two barns full of useful stuff and now has shed envy after seeing a friend's new shed. I have put my foot down firmly. smile

vampirequeen Sat 06-May-17 10:40:26

Just watched the Michael McIntyre man drawer sketch. Absolutely brilliant grin.

I've never been in a loft because my grandma told me when I was young that not only did the bogeyman live in lofts but that he threw big spiders at your head. Now whilst I don't believe that I will run into the bogeyman up there I can't quite shake off the idea that giant spiders will hurl themselves at my head as soon as it pops up through the hatch.

DH has not only one man drawer but a three drawer chest of drawers and two stacking tool boxes with drawers as well as the lift up toolbox bit. The drills (yes plural) live in their boxes on top of the chest of drawers. The mitre saw, jigsaw and sander live on a shelf in the boiler cupboard. We don't have a garage or room for a shed so everything has to live in the house.

glammanana Sat 06-May-17 11:00:49

Vampire My DH has kept his drills/toolbox/and everything else known to man in the boiler cupboard for the past 8yrs and anything that wasn't being used on a regular basis was stored in the loft and we also had no outdoor space,but hey-ho our new bungalow had the base for a "man-shed" and the DCs bought him a shed for his birthday last week and everything has been moved outdoors along with a comfy chair and radio he can even pick up wi-fi,so my home is clutter free at last and he is under order's not to let anything creep inside again.grin

LadyGracie Sat 06-May-17 15:19:33

My DH has turned the garage into his workshop, I swear he has every tool known to man, throws away everything he doesn't need/want and knows where everything is. He'd have made someone a great wifeblush

LadyGracie Sat 06-May-17 15:20:33

My interpretation of a great wife - definitely not me, my head is a bucket!

JoyBloggs Sat 06-May-17 15:42:23

Thanks choc, just watched M M's 'Man Drawer', hadn't seen it before. Can't remember when I last laughed so much! grin

loopyloo Sun 07-May-17 11:48:14

Beam me up scottie, yes. I too will get a skip... one a week for quite a while. Mind you I hoard too, old lawnmowers and garden stuff. Lots of good intentions.