Monday, May 10, 2010

Home owner's Plight (I'm Not Handy)


I own a house. And like most houses, it occasionally needs routine maintenance. Well routine for most people. However, there is nothing routine about maintenance, when I am involved. Most people think that I am a pretty intelligent person (people who don't know me well anyway), but I just can't seem to get the knack of home repair. No matter how easy the job might appear, I end up making it look like I'm trying to tackle the "Manhattan Project".

So, for me, and all other inept people like me, I've written a song. It is sung to the tune of "I Want Candy by The Strangeloves.

"I own a house, and things look bleak. The paint is peeling, and the roof does leak.
Can't change a bulb, without falling off the ladder, My wife she holds it, but that don't matter.

I'm not handy! I'm not handy!

Got a clogged sink, and the frig. don't work. I should fix 'em, but I'm a jerk.
I don't know pliers from a wrench, can't even find my work bench.

I'm not handy! I'm not handy!

Got a bad water heater, and a gutter that dangles, There's nothing 'round here that I can't mangle.
Got a broken window and a ripped screen, if it gets any worse, I'm gonna scream!

I'm not handy! I'm not handy!...NO!

If, a wire gets a short, I'll touch the wrong one and get a jolt.
Got hospital bills by the pile, I keep 9-1-1 on speed dial.

I'm not handy! I'm not handy!"

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