Ranty Friday is back baby. Not with a bang but more with a grrrrrrr. It didn’t feel right that my first post of the year would be a Ranty Friday so I skipped last week.
And to be honest I didn’t have anything in mind until we went to B&Q at the weekend.
C had hardly got her car off the drive en route to her new flat before Christmas before J had “baggsied” her room and planned a whole redecoration. Out with the purple and in with the … er… black. Yes, black carpet is on order and we have managed to steer him away from the black walls in favour of cream (or Antique White, cream was £10 a tin, Antique White was £18. He is his mother’s son) with lots of black accessories. Though we did have a lot of fun suggesting he might become a troglodyte. That might even be my new favourite word.
And as an aside do you have any idea how bloody hard it is to shop for paint with somebody who is colour blind?
“What about this shade of grey?”
“That isn’t grey”
“Yes it is”
“It looks green”
Anyway…. sorry… I have gone off on a tangent.
Whilst in B&Q and standing idly at the check out I spotted the gift cards above. Notice a problem?
Dad cards only?
Where is anything for mum? Or in fact “DIY Single Lady Who Is Quite Capable Of Doing Her Own Home Repairs”?
Yes there are some with “well done” or “thanks” on them but if we are going to have dad why cant we have mum?
Why do we have to have a DIY Dad card at all? It’s stereotyping. And downright sexist.
There was a lot made in the press recently about Sports Direct selling a pink cleaning kit aimed at girls. Why aren’t people jumping up and down about this then?
It drives me mad the idea that DIY is only ever done by men
And it is therefore the first of this year’s Ranty Fridays
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