My wife bought a computer desk this week in the form of two boxes sticking out of the car trunk, each of which outweighed me. I wrestled them into the living room and tried to open the boxes carefully, but I’m not at my best when something heavy has just fallen on my foot. Inside were a couple of dozen slabs of fake wood, five bags of hardware and a 27-page instruction manual. (I learned to read instruction manuals last summer after I assembled a five-speed bicycle and it turned out to be a wheelbarrow.) Three days and a bunch of repeated steps later, the desk was together. So now I’m thinking “What if we don’t like it and want to take it back?” I’ve already scratched it and wrecked the box and I’d have to take it apart just to get it into the car. And it struck me that unassembled furniture is like a marriage. It may not be perfect, but when you look at the hassle of taking it back, you stick it in the corner and try not to look at it too closely. And everyone knows you made it yourself.
On the road again!
If you live in any of the following cities, and you could use a laugh, then come out and see my show on one of these dates!
Peterborough, ON - Oct 27
Keene, NH - Oct. 30
Portland, ME - Oct. 31
Providence, RI - Nov 1
Trenton, NJ - Nov. 3
Frederick, MD - Nov. 4
Charleston, WV - Nov. 5
Owensboro, KY - Nov. 6
Nashville, TN - Nov. 7
Spindale, NC - Nov. 9
Click here to get ticket information and check for more upcoming dates!
When you get to my tour page, simply click on the city and date you like and it will take you to more information and ticket links.
Hope to see you soon!
Red Green is the Canadian wannabe handyman seen on PBS stations and TNN. Since he's become a contributor here, he's changed one of his key slogans to; If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you in HANDY.
Find more wit and wisdom from Red at: www.redgreen.com