Mr. G and I had a nice day off together. We went to Lowe's Home Improvement Center. Gotta admit, I feel about as at ease as a Jew at a pig roast when I enter Lowe's. BUT I got some sage advice from Bruno BEFORE I went, and I wasn't afraid to ask the salesman what I didn't know. My husband does NOT want me asking another guy for advice at Lowe's. It drives him nuts. I think he thinks it reflects badly on him, as if he should know everything there is to know about everything on the planet.
We bought a 14" chainsaw for the next time I get PMS and go psycho on my family. Hey, it pays to be prepared. Ok, we really bought it for yard work, but don't piss me off! I'm learning to use it, too!
I remembered Bruno telling me that I needed a gas/oil mix, so we bought a small bottle of that stuff, BUT there were also huge displays of this mysterious liquid called, chain oil. Now my husband and I know diddly about this sort of shit and I said--like the blonde that I am--"I wonder if you have to oil the chain in between using it to keep it from rusting?" And my husband wasn't far behind in that thinking, trust me, because he said, "Well, if we do, we don't need to buy any now because it's brand new." Something kept nagging at me, so without saying anything to him, I began hunting down a salesperson, which trust me is about as easy as finding said Jew at that pig roast.
I wanted one of the male persuasion. Yes, I'm prejudiced! I automatically think men know more about this stuff!
Anywho, the guy said, "Oh yeah, you have to put that in every time you use it." To which my husband replied, "Yeah, I tried to tell her that." EXCUSE ME, Mr. "if we do, we don't need to buy it now because it's brand new"?! But I said nothing and let him save face. Unlike some women, it's not my goal to embarrass my husband in public.
I don't know why it kills him to ask another guy for advice though. I have no problem asking other women about cooking or baking or decorating, if I have a question. We can't have expertise in everything and it's wise to ask those who do before ya fuck up majorly:)
Of course, I usually preface my questions with, "This might be a stupid question, but...." Most of the time they see that coming, though:)
Now I can't wait for Monday so we can get started whacking down these overgrown bushes and shrubs!