Monday, November 30, 2009

This one's for you, boys.

Men's Age as Determined by a Trip to Home Depot

You are in the middle of some kind of project around the house-mowing the lawn, putting in a new fence, painting the living room, or whatever. You are hot and sweaty, covered in dirt or paint. You have your old work clothes on. You know the outfit-shorts with the hole in the crotch, old T-shirt with a stain from who knows what, and an old pair of tennis shoes. Right in the middle of this great home improvement project you realize you need to run to Home Depot to get something to help complete the job. Depending on your age you might do the following:

In your 20's:

Stop what you are doing. Shave, take a shower, blow dry your hair, brush your teeth, floss, and put on clean clothes. Check yourself in the mirror and flex. Add a dab of your favorite cologne because you never know, you just might meet some hot chick while standing in the checkout lane. And you went to school with the pretty girl running the register.

In your 30's:

Stop what you are doing, put on clean shorts and shirt. Change shoes. You married the hot chick so no need for much else. Wash your hands and comb your hair. Check yourself in the mirror. Still got it. Add a shot of your favorite cologne to cover the smell. The cute girl running the register is the kid sister to someone you went to school with.

In your 40's:

Stop what you are doing. Put on a sweatshirt that is long enough to cover the hole in the crotch of your shorts. Put on different shoes and a hat. Wash your hands. Your bottle of Brute Cologne is almost empty so you don't want to waste any of it on a trip to Home Depot. Check yourself in the mirror and do more sucking in than flexing. The spicy young thing running the register is your daughter's age and you feel weird thinking she is

In your 50's:

Stop what you are doing. Put a hat on, wipe the dirt off your hands onto your shirt. Change shoes because you don't want to get dog doo-doo in your new sports car. Check yourself in the mirror and you swear not to wear that shirt anymore because it makes you look fat. The Cutie running the register smiles when she sees you coming and you think you still have it. Then you remember the hat you have on is from Buddy's Bait & Beer Bar and it says, 'I Got Worms.'

In your 60's:

Stop what you are doing. No need for a hat anymore. Hose the dog doo-doo off your shoes. The mirror was shattered when you were in your 50's. You hope you have underwear on so nothing hangs out the hole in your pants. The girl running the register may be cute, but you don't have your glasses on so you are not sure.

In your 70's:

Stop what you are doing. Wait to go to Home Depot until the drug store has your prescriptions ready, too. Don't even notice the dog doo-doo on your shoes. The young thing at the register smiles at you because you remind her of her grandfather.

In your 80's:

Stop what you are doing. Start again. Then stop again. Now you remember you needed to go to Home Depot. Go to Wal-Mart instead and wander around trying to think what it is you are looking for. Break wind loudly and you think someone called out your name. You went to school with the old lady who greeted you at the front door.

In your 90's:

What's a home deep hoe? Something for my garden? Where am I? Who am I? Why am I reading this? Did I send it? Did you? Who broke wind?


Anonymous said...

LOL where do you find these things!!!

but oh so true!!

Jill from NY

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

LMAO!! Love that!!

Under the Influence said...

It is a little odd.

I must say though, I was crashed into on I-75, hurled in my van down a 100 ft. hill and came to a stop at the bottom of said hill, totaling a mini-van in all this. All without my airbag going off.

f1trey said...

LOL didnt realize i was 80!!!!

Danica said...


Bombshell BLISS said...

That was so true, but it only applies to men right? Right?

Coffeypot said...

I don't got to Home Depot. Doing so would mean I am doing some home improvement thing. I don't do home improvement things. That is the reason God invented the Yellow Pages. Okay! I'm a pussy. Get over it.

Rebecca said...

LOL - so fun!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

By the time I got to your description of the 60s I was snorting with laughter.

Gropius said...

Hilarious. I am usually too lazy to do any of those things. I'm just over it most of the time. (And the Home Depot here has some really scary people, so I never feel to unattractive.) Thanks for the great post.

gayle said...

That post is really true!!

Bagman and Butler said...

It sure is accurate -- at least up to the 60's which is where I am -- I think I'm looking forward to the 90's.

Ginger said...

Hey I just popped by via Fragrant Liar. I'm so glad I did, I needed the laugh! This was hysterical.