Dressed just for you alone

Tinka By Tinka, 5th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Maintaining a home that one loves takes time perseverance and determination.These things fly into the wild blue yonder when a women has to face male tradesmen's, so in order to survive, devious means had to be employed.. tradesmen

Shifty tradesmen

Normally tradesmen like to come after work which suited me also, for just like them I also have a daytime job. When they arrived they were confronted by a woman in business suits (which are a must and not a choice in my line of work) my makeup and hair matched what I was wearing and so did my manners.(it’s a mystery to me as to why our clothes match our language) From these tradespeople I was given always the most expensive quotes. Reflecting on this I can now hear their thoughts ‘this woman is loaded, I’ll double the price. On the other hand of the scales, the times that I stayed home naturally I was dressed accordingly: sloppy, just the way I like it which comes naturally. Let’s face it, after being at work every day, all I like to do, is to be comfortable as long as I am clean: I am at piece with the world. Now what reaction did I get? Quite often I was taken for a fool, talked down to, or never heard from ‘Honest reliable whatever his name was’ Ha! but now I was ready with my tactics the next time I needed a tradesman.

I am dressed just for you

Yes! With my house the time came soon enough, except this time I was ready for Mr what’s his name! Can you guess what I did? I dressed in jeans, with a black tee shirt and a Ducati motorcycle cap on my head. Instead of waiting inside, I made sure I was out in the garden either digging or weeding and with the motor mower close by. By the tree I had the ladder as if I was going to prune the branches. I did not need mental telepathy to hear 'This women knows what she is doing' If he only knew.


Believe it or not this camouflage worked a treat; the three men that cam were the politest tradespeople I had ever dealt with. All quotes were comparable and the one that I chose completed the job to my satisfaction. Yep, dressed for the occasion, always gets the job done.


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I am a secondary teacher of Italian and English and enjoy being in the classroom. As writing is one of my favourite hobbies, I like to write on different genres in a creative style.

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